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HER Number:MDV2905
Name:Cairn on east slope of Western Beacon

Summary

Western beacon, near cuckoo ball, elevation 296m. On the east slope of the beacon, is a cairn, almost overgrown, but the overgrowth has been cleared at one place and the stones removed to one side. This looks a fairly recent disturbance. The cairn does not appear on the os map. Ugborough church tower can be seen at about 143 degrees east of magnetic north. And cuckoo ball megalithic tomb at about 366m, 60 degrees east of magnetic north (worksheet). Vis=22/7/1976 (grinsell, l. V. ) following c. F. Hankin, by whom it was found, mutilated cairn. Diameter 15m, height 0.7m. Vis=small cairn near another possible cairn at sx65735805 on raf 1946 ap (rchm app 1985).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 657 580
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/18

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV176057.

Western beacon, near cuckoo ball, elevation 296m. On the east slope of the beacon, is a cairn, almost overgrown, but the overgrowth has been cleared at one place and the stones removed to one side. This looks a fairly recent disturbance. The cairn does not appear on the os map. Ugborough church tower can be seen at about 143 degrees east of magnetic north. And cuckoo ball megalithic tomb at about 366m, 60 degrees east of magnetic north (worksheet). Vis=22/7/1976 (grinsell, l. V. ) following c. F. Hankin, by whom it was found, mutilated cairn. Diameter 15m, height 0.7m. Vis=small cairn near another possible cairn at sx65735805 on raf 1946 ap (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV176058.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)172.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV176059.

Des=worksheet.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV176060.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk 1890/1140-1(10/12/1946).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV176061.

Gaskell-brown, c. And hankin, c. /pdas/33(1975)315.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV176062.

Osa=sx65ne50.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Migrated Record:
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  • Aerial Photograph:
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Associated Monuments

MDV3069Related to: Leat on Ugborough Moor (Monument)
MDV24997Related to: Possible cairn (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 18 2016 10:44AM