View from north east (Scale 1m).
A single 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 stands in the vicinity of four stone rows, several cairns and prehistoric settlements.
|England Devon Dartmoor SX 65997 60748 Lat 50.43125 Long -3.888093|
Map showing the location of Glasscombe Corner stone row.
Simplified plan of the Glasscombe Corner stone alignment (Source: Butler, J., 1993, 97).
|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|
|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.
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).
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
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 31st January 2018