|England Devon Dartmoor SX 66684 61205 Lat 50.435511 Long -3.8785936|
Simplified plan of the Corringdon Ball stone alignments. Corringdon Ball South shown in black (Source: Butler, J., 1993).
|Type: Multiple||Length: 178m|
|No. of stones: 247||Size of stones: Small and medium|
|Orientation: 53°||Altitude: 310m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: Cairn|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: Yes|
|Context: Stone alignment, cairns and chambered cairn|
|Notes: At least 7 separate rows.|
|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.
Kerb of the cairn at the eastern end of the alignment. The mound on the sky line is Corringdon Ball chambered long cairn. View from west (Scale 1m).
Most visually impressive part of the alignment. View from the north (Scale 1m).
Most of the row consists of tiny stones barely protruding through the surface. View from south (1m).
Looking west along the rows with the kerbed cairn in the foreground and a cairn on Piles Hill on the skyline (Scale 1m).
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.
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.