HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV25001
Name:Small cairn on the south-western brow of Western Beacon


One of a group of three closely spaced cairns on the south-western brow of Western Beacon. Not recorded by the Ordnance Survey in 1950, unlike the other cairns in the vicinity.


Grid Reference:SX 654 576
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/285
  • Old SAM Ref: 10546

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1969, SX6557, 2/7-9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV165212.

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

Small cairn near other cairns (e.g. SX65NE/210). Visible on 1969 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.

Ancient Monuments, 1990, Notes on cairns (Schedule Document). SDV165222.

One of three closely spaced cairns measuring 12m, 23m and 23m in diameter and 1m, 1.7m and 1.8m high.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165212Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1969. SX6557. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2/7-9.
SDV165222Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1990. Notes on cairns. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
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.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #123756 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3110Related to: Boundary stone at Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV3126Related to: Cairn near the summit of Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV3125Related to: Cairn on the south-western brow of Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV42777Related to: Large cairn north of Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV25000Related to: Small cairn on the south-western brow of Western Beacon (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 20 2020 11:23AM