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.


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).

Map showing the position of Corringdon Ball North, other stone rows and sites. 


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

Other Information

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


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


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


9th June 2013

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

10th September 2019

View from south west.

The north eastern end of the row. The large stone in the middle distance forms part of the kerbed cairn at the end of this row. The stones to the right form part of Corringdon Ball, South stone row and its terminal cairn.

Corringdon Ball, North points at the Brent Fore Hill stone row. The Corringdon Ball chambered cairn is visible on the skyline from both of the Corringdon Ball rows.

Looking north east along the row. The stones in the background form part of the terminal cairn.

View from east.

Looking south west along the row.

Sea view visible from the row at SX 66589 61160.

Close up view of the sea view at SX 66589 61160. The sea is at the limit of visibility and shrinks in size as you walk north eastward along the row.

Very restricted sea view from SX 66649 61206.

Close up view of the sea complete with ship from SX 66649 61206 .

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.


VISITED:- 9th June 2013 and 10th September 2019

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 22nd November 2020

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