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HER Number:MDV5658
Name:Corringdon Ball C stone alignments

Summary

Group C consists of at least three multiple stone rows, parallel to to rows in Group B. The 1990 resurvey of the site showed this group of rows extends roughly as far as Row A and Group B - nearly 200 metres. Along with B - see MDV14802), may in fact be a group of seven approximately parallel rows set south-east of the single row A. 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/3/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 10569
  • 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Lukis, W. C. + Pode, J. D., 1880, Unpublished 'Plan of two Monuments on the Moor outside Glazecombe Moor Wall between the East and West Glazebrooks, Dartmoor' (Plan - measured).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.

Depicted on plan.


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


Worth, R. H., 1946, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1, 313-314, plate 40, Row no.59 (Article in Serial). SDV251172.

Stone row C of Corringdon Ball group. More or less parallel to row B (MDV14802) running south-west from the retaining circle. A triple row 65.7 metres long from centre of circle. This row overlaps the retaining circle. Direction of length north 53 degrees 30' west. Between rows B and C there are two stones, 23.4 metres apart, and a line through these, if produced, would pass precisely through the centre of the circle. Possibly this apparent arrangement is chance.
Corringdon ball; C. A triple row overlapping the retaining circle, since the direction of the southern line points 1.83 metres clear of the circumference, and the middle row is just tangential to the south of the circle. The northern line has the smallest stones. In the middle row most of the stones, except two, are sunk to nearly ground level, and also in the southern row.
The total width between the rows is 1.68 metres greater at the east end. The three rows A, B, C, are as a group convergent to the west, if we take the central line of rows B and C as the directions of those rows; a n 48 degrees 30 min wb n 50 degrees 30 min wc n 53 degrees 30 min win the intervals between B and C there are two stones 28 metres apart, and a line through these stones, if produced to the east, passes with precision through the centre of the circle, and if produced to the west passes clear of both rows A and B. No other stones can be found on this alignment, and not a row. Chance perhaps. The ground is level along the length of the rows (Worth?).


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


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


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


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

These rows, whether or not they are part of one group of seven multiple rows, or a set of three rows to accompany MDV14802, have been plotted and measured. They can be seen to extend as far south-west as the single row (almost 200 metres). They are less complete and have suffered more disturbance at this end. The authors consider it most likely that these rows should be seen as part of a group of seven (rather than two sets of three rows, as suggested by R. H. Worth in 1946). Rows don't appear to converge at their south-western ends, as shown by Lukis and Pode (1880) and Worth (1946).


Quinnell, N. V., 1995, Comment about features at Corringdon Ball (Personal Comment). SDV142725.


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.
SDV142725Personal Comment: Quinnell, N. V.. 1995. Comment about features at Corringdon Ball. Not Applicable.
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. 313-314, plate 40, Row no.59.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 171.
SDV350960Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SE43. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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

MDV5655Part of: Corringdon Ball multiple stone rows, Glasscombe (Monument)
MDV5656Related to: Corringdon Ball A stone alignment (Monument)
MDV14802Related to: Corringdon Ball B stone alignments (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 5 2016 12:16PM