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Monument Number 442102

Hob Uid: 442102
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Ugborough
Grid Ref : SX6660061220
Summary : The remains of two ruined cairns. One is approximately 7.0m in diameter and 0.4m high, surrounded by at least seven concentric rings of small stones, many of which just protrude through the turf. The diameter of the stone rings is 15.0m, excluding a stony bank from 3.0m to 3.5m wide and 0.4m high which extends round the northeast and northwest perimeter. A lesser bank, 5.5m long, 1.5m. wide and 0.3m. high occurs on the east side. The other is marked by a central depression 3.8m by 3.0m and 0.1m deep is surrounded by an apparently stone-free band of turf 4.0m wide beyond which are at least six concentric but incomplete rings of stones, though these are not as evident as in the other cairn. The overall diameter is 22.0m. It is unlikely that the differences between the cairns can be attributed solely to the robbing and/or excavation which appears to have taken place. Both seem unique within the context of Dartmoor in the number of rings and the close set pattern.
More information : (SX 66606122). A ruined cairn with a very stony
centre and the remains of multiple concentric rings of small
stones visible on the south side. A substantial bank survives
on the north side.

(SX 66626121) The remains of multiple concentric rings of small
stones enclosing a stone free area with a shallow depression
in the centre. (1)

A: A ruined cairn, approximately 7.0m. in diameter and 0.4m
high, surrounded by at least seven concentric rings of small
stones, many of which just protrude through the turf. The
diameter of the stone rings is 15.0m, excluding a stony bank
from 3.0m to 3.5m wide and 0.4m high which extends round the
northeast and northwest perimeter. A lesser bank, 5.5m long,
1.5m. wide and 0.3m. high occurs on the east side.

B: A central depression 3.8m by 3.0m and 0.1m deep is surrounded
by an apparently stone-free band of turf 4.0m wide beyond which
are at least six concentric but incomplete rings of stones,
though these are not as evident as in cairn 'A'. The overall
diameter is 22.0m.

It is unlikely that the differences between the cairns can be
attributed solely to the robbing and/or excavation which appears
to have taken place. Both seem unique within the context of
Dartmoor in the number of rings and the close set pattern.
Four spaced circles occur at Shovel Down (SX 660858) and at
Yellowmead (SX 574678) where the stones are substantial and
upstanding, but these are relatively simple structures.

The remains at Corringdon Ball seem more like complex forms of
ring cairns. (See plans).

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Devon S and M Register
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Source Number : 1a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Notes and Plan (T Greeves and R Robinson 1979)
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 10-JUN-79
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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 : Cairnfield, Ring Cairn
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 SE 115
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 SE 115
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-06-10
End Date : 1979-06-10