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HER Number:MDV5666
Name:Three Barrows; largest cairn, Ugborough Moor

Summary

The largest of the barrows at three barrows (ancient monuments) tumbled, disturbed, but centres not reached. Vis=12/4/1950(os) a large cairn, mutilated (measurements; diam 39m, heig 2.5m). This centre cairn is the largest of the 3, and stands on the parish boundary. The stones are very much disturbed round the perimeter and on the cairn. The height is slightly lower in the north than in the south (worth)vis=23/6/1973 (grinsell, l. V. ). Central of three barrows. Cairn, largest on dartmoor. Diameter 40m, height 2.5m. Vis=-/4/1977 (robinson, r. ). A cairn built of loose granite, 39m diameter and 2.5m high. The stones are much disturbed and recently may have been cracked by heat during the jubilee bonfire of 1977. Vis=large cairn in the path of a reave sx66se/14. Visible on 1969 nmr ap (rchm app 1985). Vis=extimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). The largest of 3 cairns on a hill known as 'three barrows'. A mound of stones on a stone and earth base. Diameter 40m, height 2.5m. Central hollow. Stones disturbed by visitors.(am).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 653 625
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/9
  • Old SAM County Ref: 389
  • Old SAM Ref: 10572

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • CROSS (Constructed, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV141068.

The largest of the barrows at three barrows (ancient monuments) tumbled, disturbed, but centres not reached. Vis=12/4/1950(os) a large cairn, mutilated (measurements; diam 39m, heig 2.5m). This centre cairn is the largest of the 3, and stands on the parish boundary. The stones are very much disturbed round the perimeter and on the cairn. The height is slightly lower in the north than in the south (worth)vis=23/6/1973 (grinsell, l. V. ). Central of three barrows. Cairn, largest on dartmoor. Diameter 40m, height 2.5m. Vis=-/4/1977 (robinson, r. ). A cairn built of loose granite, 39m diameter and 2.5m high. The stones are much disturbed and recently may have been cracked by heat during the jubilee bonfire of 1977. Vis=large cairn in the path of a reave sx66se/14. Visible on 1969 nmr ap (rchm app 1985). Vis=extimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). The largest of 3 cairns on a hill known as 'three barrows'. A mound of stones on a stone and earth base. Diameter 40m, height 2.5m. Central hollow. Stones disturbed by visitors.(am).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV141069.

Worth, r. H. /dartmoor/(1967)163,466.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV141070.

Worth, r. H. /dartmoor/(1967)164 pl.32a.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV141071.

Osa=sx66se55.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV141072.

Parish checklist/south brent.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV141073.

Crossing, w. /guide to dartmoor/p378.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV141074.

Page, j. L. W. /an exploration of dartmoor/p255.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV141075.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)168/dartmoor barrows.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV141076.

Aph=nmr sx6463/1/28-48(12/4/1969).


Watson, A., 2007?, Cross at Three Barrows, Ugborough, Un-dated; this date is from the report (Photograph). SDV361042.

Image of the cross lying amongst the stones of the cairn.


Watson, A., 2007-2017?, Devon Crosses, 470, (Vol 4), images (Un-published). SDV360833.

Three Barrows SX653626
A fragment of cross head is lying amongst the mass of stones on the central cairn of three, on the summit of Three Barrows, Dartmoor.
A mutilated head of a cross, rectangular in section. Records exist that four crosses were erected about 1550 to mark the boundary of the Manor of Brent, Sir William Petre being Lord of the Manor. The crosses were erected at Three Barrows, Buckland Ford (missing), Western Whitebarrow (Petre's Cross) and Huntingdon.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - Survey: AM.
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  • Aerial Photograph:
  • Un-published: Watson, A.. 2007-2017?. Devon Crosses. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 470, (Vol 4), images.
  • Photograph: Watson, A.. 2007?. Cross at Three Barrows, Ugborough. Digital. Un-dated; this date is from the report.

Associated Monuments

MDV5746Related to: Northern cairn; Three Barrows, Ugborough Moor (Monument)
MDV5830Related to: Southern cairn; Three Barrows, Ugborough Moor (Monument)
MDV5673Related to: Three Barrows Reave on Ugborough Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 17 2018 12:15PM