View from north east (Scale 1m).
A combination single and double stone row measuring 173m long, including at least 82 small and medium-sized stones situated on an east 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 has restricted sea views and stands in the vicinity of four stone rows, several cairns and prehistoric settlements.
|England Devon Dartmoor SX 66016 60691 Lat 50.430675 Long –3.88787
Map showing the location of Glasscombe Corner stone row.
Simplified plan of the Glasscombe Corner stone alignment (Source: Butler, J., 1993, 97).
Map showing the position of Glasscombe Corner, other stone rows and sites.
|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: The Ordnance Survey depict this row in the wrong location.|
|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 C10. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
9th March 2013
Looking south westward along the row (Scale 1m).
The southern part of the row is of the double type. View from south west.
The northern part of the row is of the single type. View from south west (Scale 1m).
The upper part of the row with a prehistoric settlement on Corringdon Ball in the background (Scale 1m).
10th September 2019
Looking north east along the row.
Central length of the row. View from west.
Looking south west along the row.
A pair of cairns to the east of the row. View from west (Scale 1m). Note the way in which the distant vista is framed by the nearby hills.
Views in most directions are restricted by the surrounding hills but a small gap to the south east provides far reaching views topped by slivers of sea.
A sliver of sea is visible from the top of the row.
Beyond the lower slopes of Ugborough Beacon the sea is visible.
The Corringdon Ball stone rows are visible from this site.
The Corringdon Ball chambered cairn is also clearly visible.
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.
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.
VISITED:- 9th March 2013 and 10th September 2019
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 22nd November 2020