Corringdon Ball, North

View from south west (Scale 1m).

A single stone row measuring 132m long, including at least 21 small and medium-sized stones situated on a south facing slope. The row is orientated north east to south west and there is a kerbed cairn at the lower north eastern end. The row stands next to another stone row and several cairns.

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 66661 61206     Lat 50.435517    Long -3.8789148

Map showing the location of Corringdon Ball, North stone row.

Simplified plan of the Corringdon Ball stone alignments. Corringdon Ball North shown in red (Source: Butler, J., 1993).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 132m
No. of stones: 21 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 52° Altitude: 310m
Upper end: – Lower end: Cairn
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context:  Stone alignment, cairns and chambered cairn
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


Typology

This stone row is of Type S10. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


Photographs

Stones forming part of the stone row. View from the north (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Car parking is available at SX 68060 62906. Walk south along the public highway to SX 67931 62316. From here follow the footpath up the hill onto the open moorland.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks

Other References

Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 215.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 4 – The South-East, Devon Books Exeter, pgs. 91-93.


Timeline

VISITED:- 9th June 2013 

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 25th March 2019

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