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HER Number:MDV2893
Name:Cairn north-north-west of Beacon Plain

Summary

This cairn is situated on Beacon Plain, north-west of Ugborough Beacon 50 metres south-west of another cairn (MDV2892). It is built of stone and earth, now turf-covered and is 13 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres high. A ditch and retaining kerb can be traced around the mound, the centre of which is hollow, suggesting that it has been disturbed in the past.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 663 594
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NE61
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/9
  • Old SAM Ref: 10543
  • Pastscape: 441235

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX65NE10 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV150114.

(27/3/1950) A mutilated cairn 13.5 metres diameter and 0.7 metres high.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 172 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(22/7/1976) Following C. F. Hankin, by whom the cairn was found. Mutilated cairn. Diameter 11 metres, height 0.5 metres.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1946 aerial photographs.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Visible on the aerial photograph, north-west of the position given by Historic England.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

This cairn is situated on Beacon Plain, north-west of Ugborough Beacon and at the top of the southern slope of the Scad Brook valley. It lies 50 metres west of another cairn and is built of stone and earth, now turf-covered and is 13 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres high. A ditch and retaining kerb can be traced around the mound, the centre of which is hollow, suggesting that it has been disturbed in the past.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150114Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX65NE10. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 172.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114490 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV2892Related to: Cairn north-west of Beacon Plain (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 11 2018 1:38PM