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HER Number:MDV129007
Name:Cairn at south end of stone row near Glasscombe Ball, Ugborough


Cairn '2' (Butler) at south end of stone row near Glasscombe Ball. Stony mound 5.5 metres by, 3.8 metres and 0.9 metres high with a stone extraction pit in the west end. Probably part of the rifle range rather than a cairn


Grid Reference:SX 657 604
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/4/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 10563

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))
  • (Alternate Type) MOUND (Constructed, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD)

Full description

Cambridge Committee for Aerial Photography, CPE/UK 2494, 4072-4077 (Aerial Photograph). SDV156973.

Photograph taken on 11th March 1948.

Worth, R. H., 1967, Worth's Dartmoor, 206 (Monograph). SDV337618.

Two small cairns lie at each end of a stone row. The west cairn is near the Redlake railtrack. This cairn is insignificant, and was probably disturbed when the railway was built in 1911.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 171 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Cairn 11 metres north of south-west end of stone row, 4.0 metres diameter and 0.3 metres high.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Visible on aerial photograph and recorded.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 97-98, Map 56, Figure 56.12 & 56.12.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn '2' at SX65736043 at the south end of 'Glasscombe Ball North Stone Row'. The cairn is 5 metres in diameter by 0.3 metres high. It is distorted and lies beside the track 11 metres north of the west end of the alignment.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1017610 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

A small cairn lies near either end of the stone row, both are 4.5 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres in height.

Riley, H., 2021, UG21 heritage asset database and gazetteer of sites (Report - Survey). SDV364699.

Visited on 22nd April 2021,surveyed and photographed. Mound north-west of Glasscombe Ball stone row: stony mound 5.5 metres east to west, 3.8 metres north to south, 0.9 metres high, stone extraction pit in west end; probably part of rifle range rather than cairn.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV156973Aerial Photograph: Cambridge Committee for Aerial Photography. CPE/UK 2494. 4072-4077.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 171.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV337618Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1967. Worth's Dartmoor. Worth's Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 206.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 97-98, Map 56, Figure 56.12 & 56.12.1.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1017610.

Associated Monuments

MDV5660Related to: Cairn at north end of stone row near Glasscombe Ball, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV5676Related to: Cairn north of Glasscombe Ball, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV132373Related to: Rifle butts at the rifle range near Piles Hill on Harford Moor, Harford (Monument)
MDV5693Related to: Rifle range near Piles Hill, Harford Moor (Monument)
MDV5659Related to: Stone row on Ugborough Moor, near Glasscombe Ball, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8770 - Archaeological Survey: Ugborough Premier Archaeological Lanscape, Harford and Ugborough

Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2022 10:04AM