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HER Number:MDV5656
Name:Corringdon Ball A stone alignment

Summary

The northernmost of the three rows (or groups of rows) originally identified. This row originates from Cairn A at the north-eastern end (see MDV15960) and is a single row of stones running for nearly 200 metres. Location of polygon is approximate.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 665 611
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/3/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 371
  • Old SAM Ref: 10569
  • Pastscape: 441898
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE ALIGNMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC (Between))

Full description

Lukis, W. C. + Pode, J. D., 1880, Unpublished 'Plan of two Monuments on the Moor outside Glazecombe Moor Wall between the East and West Glazebrooks, Dartmoor' (Plan - measured). SDV142516.


Worth, R. N., 1892, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor, 387-417 (Article in Serial). SDV237176.


Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 380 (Monograph). SDV320981.


Worth, R. H., 1946, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1, 313, plate 40 (Article in Serial). SDV251172.

Corringdon Ball A: a single stone row, length 157 metres, spacing 1.0 metres, starting on the east with a cairn, diameter 6.7 metres, previously opened. The first stone of the row lies 18 metres west of the cairn's centre; there has been considerable robbery for the benefit of modern stone walls. The row clearly extends for 157 metres from the centre of the cairn, but with long intervals between the last stones. The stones are small, the highest being 635 millimetres.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66SE43, 13/4/1950 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV350960.

Worth's description is accurate. Stone row A of Corringdon Ball group. A single row with a cairn at eastern end, 6.6 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres high. Cairn opened at some time past. Robbing of row considerable but clearly extends for 150 metres from centre of cairn, direction north 48 degrees 30' east. Row number. 57 (Worth’s publication).


Worth, R. H., 1967, Worth's Dartmoor, 231-232 (Monograph). SDV337618.


Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C., 1975 - 1978, Ugborough Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV161354.

Stone rows and cairn at Glazebrook, near Corringdon Ball. Situated on the open moorland between East and West Glazebrooks, near the wall which is the perimeter of the moor; a complicated set of stones which can only be aligned into rows by very exact survey. The stones are all small and of low height, and there is considerable traffic of cattle and pedestrians over this ground which tends to obscure the outline of the rows.


National Monuments Record, 1977, SX6660, 6/309 (Aerial Photograph). SDV176911.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 171 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Visted 23/6/1973. Cairn 7.0 metres in diameter, 0.4 metres high at lower end of stone row.


Emmett, D. D., 1979, Stone Rows: The Traditional View Reconsidered, 106, 111 (Article in Serial). SDV251087.


Robinson, R. + Greeves, T. A. P., 1981, Two Unrecorded Prehistoric Multiple Stone Rings, Glasscombe, Ugborough, South Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV142714.


Robinson, R., 1984, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984 (Un-published). SDV343082.

Visited 12/06/1984.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Part of this stone is visible on National Monuments Record 1977 aerial photograph.


Robinson, R. + Griffiths, D. + Cosford, J., 1990, The Corringdon Multiple Stone Rows: A Resurvey, 179-185 (Article in Serial). SDV142469.

1990 resurvey showed the row to be nearly 200 metres long.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

See designation detail.


Richards, A. F., 2016, Location of cairns and stone rows at Corringdon Ball (Personal Comment). SDV359400.

There are varying grid references provided for the stone rows and they cannot be identified from the aerial photographs. The existing polygons are a 'best guess', based on the dimensions of the rows as provided but will require amendment in the future when up to date survey is carried out using modern techniques.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Mastermap shows part of the rows and five circular features at the north-eastern end. These are not thought to be particularly accurate and have not been used for digitising (Richards, A. F., 15/02/2016).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV142469Article in Serial: Robinson, R. + Griffiths, D. + Cosford, J.. 1990. The Corringdon Multiple Stone Rows: A Resurvey. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Exploration Society. 48. Unknown. 179-185.
SDV142516Plan - measured: Lukis, W. C. + Pode, J. D.. 1880. Unpublished 'Plan of two Monuments on the Moor outside Glazecombe Moor Wall between the East and West Glazebrooks, Dartmoor'. Unknown.
SDV142714Article in Serial: Robinson, R. + Greeves, T. A. P.. 1981. Two Unrecorded Prehistoric Multiple Stone Rings, Glasscombe, Ugborough, South Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 39. Paperback Volume.
SDV161354Worksheet: Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C.. 1975 - 1978. Ugborough Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV176911Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX6660. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 6/309.
SDV237176Article in Serial: Worth, R. N.. 1892. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 24. Digital. 387-417.
SDV251087Article in Serial: Emmett, D. D.. 1979. Stone Rows: The Traditional View Reconsidered. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 37. Paperback Volume. 106, 111.
SDV251172Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1946. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 313, plate 40.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 171.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 380.
SDV337618Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1967. Worth's Dartmoor. Worth's Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 231-232.
SDV343082Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1984. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV350960Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SE43. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 13/4/1950.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359400Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2016. Location of cairns and stone rows at Corringdon Ball. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV15961Related to: Cairns at the north-east end of the Corringdon Ball Stone Rows (Monument)
MDV14802Related to: Corringdon Ball B stone alignments (Monument)
MDV5658Related to: Corringdon Ball C stone alignments (Monument)
MDV5655Related to: Corringdon Ball multiple stone rows, Glasscombe (Monument)
MDV15960Related to: Multiple ring features at Corringdon Ball, Glasscombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 5 2016 12:14PM