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HER Number:MDV28485
Name:Cairn on edge of quarry south of Western Beacon, Ugborough

Summary

Remains of a large Cairn '7' (Butler) on the edge of a quarry to the south of Western Beacon

Location

Grid Reference:SX 653 575
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NE64
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/301
  • Pastscape: 441238

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Possibly shown on 19th century map on west side of quarry.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 172, Numbers 23a & 23b (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Cairn, or stoneheap from industrial workings measuring 24 metres in diameter by 3metres high. Other large oval stoneheaps located in the area are probably tin miner's spoil-heaps.

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

Quarries marked but not described.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 34-6, Map 53, Figure 53.13 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn '7' of 26 metres diameter by 4.0 metres on the western edge of a quarry which has destroyed about a third of the feature but the rest is relatively undisturbed.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441238, SX65NE64 (Website). SDV363416.

Cairn, or stoneheap from industrial workings.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Oval feature shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 172, Numbers 23a & 23b.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 34-6, Map 53, Figure 53.13.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441238, SX65NE64.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #128639 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3099Related to: Stone quarries at Western Beacon, Ugborough Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 4 2021 1:10PM