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Ugborough Beacon

Hob Uid: 441123
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Ugborough
Grid Ref : SX6674059110
Summary : A Bronze Age cairn which was utilised as a beacon in the medieval-post medieval period.
More information : (SX 66745911) Ugborough Beacon (NAT) Tumulus (NR) (1)

Amongst the papers of John Andrews (1750-1842) found about 1941,
is a copy of a map of East Hartford Moor etc. (M.11) dated by
Worth to about the end of the 16th century or perhaps earlier,
in which West Pigedon and East Pigedon became West Beacon and
Ugborough Beacon respectively. Also amongst the papers were notes
from a memorandum book of 1636 for repairs to Ugborough Beacon
and from 1665 for repairs to Piggon Beacon. (2). Listed as a
fire beacon (3).

A cairn, apparently built round a large granite outcrop, Diameter
21 metres approximately, height 1 metre approximately.(4)

Ugborough Beacon, SX 66755911. Cairn 25 metres diameter by 2.5
metres high, built around a granite outcrop.(5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1969
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 73 1941 206
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T. Devon. Ass 87 1955 280 (P Russell)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 AC 28-MAR-50
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : P Devon Arch Soc 36 1978 172 No 17 (L V Grinsell)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Cairn
Evidence :
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Beacon
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Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Beacon
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Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 65 NE 206
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10604
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 65 NE 8
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 65 NE 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1950-03-28
End Date : 1950-03-28