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HER Number:MDV5765
Name:Stone row north of East Glaze Brook and south of Brent Fore Hill , South Brent

Summary

Double Stone row to the north of East Glaze Brook and south of Brent Fore Hill

Location

Grid Reference:SX 667 613
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE44
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/71
  • Old SAM County Ref: 892
  • Old SAM Ref: 10570
  • Pastscape: 441901

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE ALIGNMENT (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 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Lukis, W. C. + Pode, J. D., 1880, Unpublished 'Plan of two Monuments on the Moor outside Glazecombe Moor Wall between the East and West Glazebrooks, Dartmoor' (Plan - measured).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, 403-4 (Article in Serial). SDV237176.

Worth, R. H., 1947, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 2, 175-6, Row Number 60 (Article in Serial). SDV150103.

Stone row on Glazebrook, Brent Fore Hill. This is a double row, north-easte of the Corringdon group of stone rows with the stream of the East Glaze between them. 59 metres from its west end the row is crossed by a disused leat. 40 metres further on, the present Corringdon Leat crosses the row. These have disturbed the row. There are 42 stones in the row, 27 set and standing, 15 fallen. None are large. Blocking stone at each end of row. North-east part of row deviates away from centre of cairn.

Worth, R. H., 1967, Worth's Dartmoor, 234 (Monograph). SDV337618.

Robinson, R., 1978, South Brent Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV137445.

This stone row lies 100 metres or so from the enclosing wall of Corringdon Ball, on the open moor, on a south-westerly slope. The area is stony and covered with short turf. It leads to a terminal barrow at its north-east end while the south-west end stops about 30 metres from the East Glaze stream. The row is double but a number of stones are missing. The two courses of Corringdon Leat, one dry and a higher one flowing cross it have apparently disturbed it.

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

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

Site visited on 19th March 1984.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 94-95, Map 56, Figure 56.9 (Monograph). SDV337765.

A double stone row descends from a cairn on the west side of the ridge towards the East Glazebrook. It is on a similar orientation to the multiple stone rows it overlooks on the other side of the stream. The stones are insignificant in size and only 21 stones stand clear of the turf, which together with those fallen and partly buried, represent less than 20 per cent of the total. The lower end may have been destroyed when the tinners cut back the bank of the stream and further damage was caused when the two leats were cut across the alignment. The rows appear to be 1.6 metres apart and straight.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441901, SX66SE44 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 15th August 1977. This stone now is situated east of the East Glaze Brook and
being almost on the same alignment may be a continuation of the rows in the complex group to the south west. The cairn at the north east end is a low mound of turf-covered stones, 13.5 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres in height, with an inner and an outer circle of stones, eight stones remaining in the latter. The stones form a double row of stones 80.5 metres long. There is a blocking-stone apparently at each end of the row. The north-east part of the row deviates from the rest and therefore does not run in direction of the centre of the cairn.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

'Stone Rows' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1013037 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This double stone alignment is sited on the east side of the East Glaze Brook and runs for circa 130 metres north-east/south-west from a terminal cairn towards the stream bank, where it is crossed by a disused leat and by the Corringdon Leat, both of which have disturbed it. Over forty stones remain, thirty set upright and a further fifteen fallen. The stones are up to 0.7 metres in height; the rows are circa 0.7 metres apart and the stones which remain in position suggest a spacing of circa 1.5 metres. There is a terminal stone at the south-western end and the rows appear to align with the stone settings on the west side of the East Glaze Brook, less than 100 metres away. The terminal cairn at the northern end of the double alignment is a turf and heather covered mound 15 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres in height. Elements of two concentric rings of stone which can be traced within the body of the mound probably acted as retaining kerbs.

Quinnell, N. V., 22/03/1995, Stone Row north of East Glaze Brook (Personal Comment). SDV266299.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137445Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1978. South Brent Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist.
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.
SDV150103Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1947. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 2. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 79. Paperback Volume. 175-6, Row Number 60.
SDV237176Article in Serial: Worth, R. N.. 1892. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 24. Digital. 403-4.
SDV251087Article in Serial: Emmett, D. D.. 1979. Stone Rows: The Traditional View Reconsidered. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 37. Paperback Volume. 111.
SDV266299Personal Comment: Quinnell, N. V.. 22/03/1995. Stone Row north of East Glaze Brook.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV337618Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1967. Worth's Dartmoor. Worth's Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 234.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 94-95, Map 56, Figure 56.9.
SDV343082Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1984. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441901, SX66SE44.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #95861 ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1013037.

Associated Monuments

MDV13282Related to: Cairn at the north-east end of stone row north-east of East Glaze Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13267Related to: Hut circle settlement 280 metres north-west of Ball Gate, South Brent (Monument)
MDV19901Related to: Ring cairn north-west of Ball Gate, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129976Related to: Site of a former stone row near the head of Badworthy Brook, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 12 2021 10:52AM