Glasscombe Corner

View from north (Scale 1m).

View from north (Scale 1m).

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 65997 60748     Lat 50.43125   Long -3.888093

 

Glasscombe Corner plan

Simplified plan of the Glasscombe Corner stone alignment (Source: Butler, J., 1993, 97).

Characteristics

Type: Single and double Length: 173m
No. of stones: 82 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 36° Altitude: 335m
Upper end: – Lower end: Cairn
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context:  Stone alignment and cairns
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.


Photographs

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Looking north eastward along the row (Scale 1m).

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The southern part of the row is of the double type. View from south west.

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The northern part of the row is of the single type. View from north east (Scale 1m).

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The upper part of the row with a prehistoric settlement on Corringdon Ball in the background (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Car parking is available at SX 64338 59550. Follow the bridleway heading east to SX 65769 59963 where the track of a disused railway line is encountered. Follow this north to SX 65716 60429. The row is situated 420m north east of this point. A visit to this row should be combined with others in the vicinity.


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. 96-97.

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