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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Corringdon Ball N. Alternative Name: Corringdon Ball A
Country: England County: Devon Type: Stone Row / Alignment
Nearest Town: South Brent  Nearest Village: Didworthy
Map Ref: SX66616121  Landranger Map Number: 202
Latitude: 50.435542N  Longitude: 3.879631W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
3 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
5

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SandyG visited on 10th Sep 2019 The gorse that previously covered much of the site has now been removed. As a result the row is much easier to see.

SandyG visited on 9th Jun 2013 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 4 Access: 2 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.

AngieLake TheCaptain have visited here

Corringdon Ball N.
Corringdon Ball N. submitted by TheCaptain : Corringdon Ball N, Dartmoor, Devon SX666612 View eastwards along the northern single stone row. Stones of the southern rows and its cairn circle can be seen to the right. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Single Stone Row, 132m in length, which is part of the Corringdon Ball complex of stone monuments, on the flattish slopes above and to the west of the East Glaze brook, southern Dartmoor.

I found a nice single row of stones, aligned in a southwest to northeast direction, which was terminated by a cairn at its east end. The stones of this row are the biggest of any here, although they are a maximum of only about a foot high, and the row can be followed for more than a hundred metres. The cairn is small, and the remains of a ring of stones can be seen around its outside.

Update September 2019: This stone row is featured on Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks - see their entry for the Corringdon Ball N. Stone Row, which tells us this is: "A single stone row, length 157 metres, spacing 1.0 metres, starting on the east with a cairn, diameter 6.7 metres, previously opened. The first stone of the row lies 18 metres west of the cairn's centre".

This stone row is also recorded as part of the entry for Pastscape Monument No. 441898 and in the Dartmoor and Devon HER as MDV5656 (Corringdon Ball A stone alignment).

This row is also scheduled as part of Historic England List ID 1013031 (Multiple stone alignment and associated cairns west of Glasscombe Upper Plantation).

The Stone Rows of Great Britain also includes an entry for: Corringdon Ball, North, which includes a description, a simplified plan of the alignments and their associated cairns, plus access information. The SRoGB notes the sea is visible from this row, which is made up of 21 small and medium stones, which run for a total length of 132m.
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Corringdon Ball N.
Corringdon Ball N. submitted by SandyG : Looking south west along the row. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Corringdon Ball N.
Corringdon Ball N. submitted by SandyG : View from east. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Corringdon Ball N.
Corringdon Ball N. submitted by SandyG : Looking north east along the row. The stones in the background form part of the terminal cairn. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Corringdon Ball N.
Corringdon Ball N. submitted by SandyG : 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. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Corringdon Ball N.
Corringdon Ball N. submitted by SandyG : View from south west. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Corringdon Ball N.
Corringdon Ball N. submitted by SandyG : A circle of very small stones denotes the position of a cairn near to the stone rows. View from west.

Corringdon Ball N.
Corringdon Ball N. submitted by SandyG : The single row at Corringdon Ball includes a number of larger stones. Gorse encroachment in this area may mean that within a few years the rows will have disappeared from sight.

Corringdon Ball N.
Corringdon Ball N. submitted by SandyG : The multiple stone rows are composed mainly of tiny stones protruding through the turf. Arrows indicate the position of stones in two of the rows. Certainly not photogenic but nevertheless significant on many levels.

Corringdon Ball N.
Corringdon Ball N. submitted by SandyG : Stones forming part a pair of parallel stone rows.

Corringdon Ball N.
Corringdon Ball N. submitted by SandyG : Stones denoting the eastern side of the cairn at the eastern end of the multiple stone rows. On the skyline Corringdon Ball chambered cairn is clearly visible.

Corringdon Ball N.
Corringdon Ball N. submitted by AngieLake : Corringdon Ball N row taken about 3 years ago.

Corringdon Ball N.
Corringdon Ball N. submitted by TheCaptain : View westwards over the cairn circle at the end of the northern single row.

Corringdon Ball N.
Corringdon Ball N. submitted by TheCaptain : Corringdon Ball N, Dartmoor, Devon SX666612 View eastwards along the northern single row.

Corringdon Ball N.
Corringdon Ball N. submitted by TheCaptain : Corringdon Ball N, Dartmoor, Devon SX666612 View eastwards over the whole site, with the single row single row in the foreground. Corringdon Ball Chambered Tomb on the skyline under the rainbow. Was there a crock of gold to be found ?

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 32m ESE 107° Corringdon Ball Central* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX66646120)
 41m S 183° Corringdon Ball* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX6660761169)
 41m NNE 13° Corringdon Ball Cairns* Cairn (SX66626125)
 55m E 83° Corringdon Ball Multiple Cairn Circle* Cairn (SX6666561215)
 69m E 84° Corringdon Ball S.E.* Stone Circle (SX6667961215)
 74m E 92° Corringdon Ball South* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX6668461205)
 254m W 280° Upper Glazebrook* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX66366126)
 264m ENE 59° Brent Fore Hill* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX66846134)
 284m ENE 58° Brent Forehill Encircled Cairn* Cairn (SX6685461356)
 348m ENE 72° Corringdon Ball Tomb* Chambered Tomb (SX6694561308)
 402m ENE 74° Ball Gate* Ring Cairn (SX67006131)
 473m SE 133° Corringdon Ball settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX66956088)
 652m SW 230° Glasscombe Ball NE* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX6610060802)
 714m ENE 73° Treeland Brake* Stone Row / Alignment (SX673614)
 715m S 187° Lower Glasscombe* Cist (SX6650660502)
 735m W 261° Piles Hill NE* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX65886111)
 787m SW 227° Glasscombe Corner Stone Row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX6601660691)
 820m N 357° Hickley Ridge West Cist (SX66596203)
 822m SW 225° Glasscombe Corner SW Terminal Cairn* Cairn (SX6601060646)
 1.1km SW 227° Glasscombe Ball North (North Cairn)* Cairn (SX6578360473)
 1.2km SW 227° Glasscombe Ball North* Stone Row / Alignment (SX6573360429)
 1.2km SW 226° Glasscombe Ball North (South Cairn)* Cairn (SX65736041)
 1.2km NNE 29° Hickley Ridge Central* Cist (SX6722462250)
 1.2km S 175° Scad Brook* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX6667759981)
 1.3km WSW 247° The Longstone (Piles Hill)* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX65436074)
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