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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Glasscombe Ball NE Alternative Name: Glasscombe Corner Terminal Cairn; Grinsell Ugborough 5; Turner Stone Circle G28
Country: England County: Devon Type: Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue
Nearest Town: Ivybridge  Nearest Village: Didworthy / Hartford
Map Ref: SX6610060802  Landranger Map Number: 202
Latitude: 50.431759N  Longitude: 3.886663W
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
4 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
no data 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.
no data 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
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Catrinm visited on 14th Apr 2024 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 3 Access: 3 Managed to trace this row although many stone covered with moss/peat.

SandyG visited on 9th Mar 2013 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 4 Access: 3 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.



Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 2.5 Ambience: 3.5 Access: 3

Glasscombe Corner Stone Row
Glasscombe Corner Stone Row submitted by Brian Byng : Glasscombe Corner is in part a double row with 1/3rd of its length a single row only. This is similar to one of the Drizzlecombe rows. Grid ref SX 6610 6080. It is about 180m long and has no obvious monument at either end. Its azimuth uphill is 216 with the horizon above it at an altitude of 3 degrees. This gives a declination of - 28.3 which is close to that for the most southerly moonset. The up... (Vote or comment on this photo)
Glasscombe Stone Row Terminal Cairn (NE end). Also see Glasscombe Corner

Glasscombe Corner is in part a double row with 1/3rd of its length a single row only. This is similar to one of the Drizzlecombe rows. Grid ref SX 6610 6080. It is about 180m long and has no obvious monument at either end. Its azimuth uphill is 216 with the horizon above it at an altitude of 3 degrees. This gives a declination of - 28.3 which is close to that for the most southerly moonset. The uphill end of the row does not however break the skyline as the row ends someway below the horizon.

This site features on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entries for the Glasscombe Corner Cairn Circle and The stone rows of Butterdon Hill, Piles Hill & Glasscombe, which quotes from Turner, saying this is "At the S.W. end are the remains of a cairn and at the NE end is a retaining circle with many of the stones fallen. It would appear thus that there was a grave at either end of the row".

The stone row and its cairns are recorded as Pastcape Monument No. 441916 and as MDV49561 (Terminal cairn with row south-west of Glasscombe Corner). It is also scheduled as part of Historic England List ID 1012476 (Stone alignment and terminal cairns south-west of Glasscombe Corner), which adds: "(the row) has a cairn at either end, the northern one surviving as a retaining kerb 10m in diameter and the southern cairn being 6m in diameter and 0.4m in height. Three more cairns are associated with the northern end of the alignment, they range from 7m to 9m in diameter and are all 0.4m in height, two have traces of retaining kerbs".

For more information about the stone row as a whole, see the Stone Rows of Great Britain's entry for Glasscombe Corner, which includes a description, photographs, plans of the row with its associated cairns, landscape comments, access information and links to other online resources for more information.
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Glasscombe Ball NE
Glasscombe Ball NE submitted by SandyG : 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. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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 139m SW 216° Glasscombe Corner Stone Row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX6601660691)
 180m SSW 208° Glasscombe Corner SW Terminal Cairn* Cairn (SX6601060646)
 378m NW 323° Piles Hill NE* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX65886111)
 456m SW 222° Glasscombe Ball North (North Cairn)* Cairn (SX6578360473)
 504m SE 125° Lower Glasscombe* Cist (SX6650660502)
 523m SW 223° Glasscombe Ball North* Stone Row / Alignment (SX6573360429)
 526m NNE 28° Upper Glazebrook* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX66366126)
 538m SW 222° Glasscombe Ball North (South Cairn)* Cairn (SX65736041)
 625m NE 53° Corringdon Ball* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX6660761169)
 652m NE 50° Corringdon Ball N.* Stone Row / Alignment (SX66616121)
 670m NE 52° Corringdon Ball Central* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX66646120)
 671m W 263° The Longstone (Piles Hill)* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX65436074)
 675m WSW 239° Hobajons Cross* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX65516047)
 685m NE 48° Corringdon Ball Cairns* Cairn (SX66626125)
 699m NE 52° Corringdon Ball Multiple Cairn Circle* Cairn (SX6666561215)
 708m NE 54° Corringdon Ball South* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX6668461205)
 710m NE 53° Corringdon Ball S.E.* Stone Circle (SX6667961215)
 804m SW 223° Butterdon Hill Row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX6553960225)
 804m W 276° Piles Hill Cairns* Cairn (SX653609)
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 853m SSW 191° Spurrell's Cross* Ancient Cross (SX65915997)
 913m NE 52° Brent Fore Hill* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX66846134)
 934m NE 52° Brent Forehill Encircled Cairn* Cairn (SX6685461356)
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Re: Glasscombe Ball NE by SandyG on Monday, 28 January 2019
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Glasscombe Ball NE and Glascombe Corner are the same row.
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    Re: Glasscombe Ball NE by TheCaptain on Tuesday, 29 January 2019
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    Yes. Just checking in my trusty Butlers, and he has this single/double row on the slopes of the hill as Glasscombe Corner (56.12), while the row at the top of the ridge as Glascombe Ball N (56.13).

    As you say, we have two versions of this row and the one at the top as Glasscombe Ball SW.

    Some of the very early Megalithic Portal site entries seemed to have been a bit hit or miss, as different people added batches of them, and this was a fairly common ting, partly with the Dartmoor sites.

    This one of the earliest parts of Dartmoor which I searched out the rows etc for myself, and back then was simply just adding my notes and pictures to what seemed to fit best. More recently, I have been going through our old sitepages and trying to consolidate them all, and generally use the Butler terminology, with other names included as alternatives.

    I will try and get around to reorgansing these sitepages when I get the time, but will have to be careful with all the pictures etc.

    I know the magnificent Piles Hill rows have always annoyed me the way we have them on here (both ends separately), so will ought to do something with that also.

    Your suggestions are always welcome.

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      Re: Glasscombe Ball NE by SandyG on Tuesday, 29 January 2019
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      Thanks captain. Appreciate it will take some sorting out. Butler generally has it about right. Piles Hill is a much under appreciated site but having entries eaither end will not help it. Imagine if it was still standing or had been "restored".
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        Re: Glasscombe Ball NE by TheCaptain on Wednesday, 30 January 2019
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        Glasscombe Corner and Glasscombe Ball now (hopefully) sorted. I'll leave this duplicate page here for the moment, but have amended the description.

        Piles Hill and others for another day!
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        Re: Glasscombe Ball NE by SandyG on Wednesday, 30 January 2019
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        Thanks. This reminded me that this row is one of the very small number that are both single and double.
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