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HER Number:MDV2894
Name:Cairn south-east of Black Pool, Ugborough


Cairn '12' (Butler) to the south-east of Black Pool


Grid Reference:SX 656 581
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NE62
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/10
  • Old SAM Ref: 10545
  • Pastscape: 441236

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Hankin, C. F., 1977-1979, Harford Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV149931.

Cairn near Western Beacon elevation 342 metres OD. The cairn is low, overgrown with grass, and is about 68 metres south-east of the waterhole known as Black Pool on the Ugborough-Harford boundary line.

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

Site visited on 22nd July 1976. Oval cairn with east to west axis of 7.0 metres by 5.8 metres, height 0.2 metres.

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

Not visible on 1946 aerial photograph.

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

Cairn '12' of 7.0 metres diameter by 0.4 metres high to the south-east of Black Pool is 25 metres east of Cairn '11'.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441236, SX65NE62 (Website). SDV363416.

SX 65545808 An oval cairn with east to west axis sited on a saddle. Diameters 7 metres by 5.8 metres by 0.2 metres high.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1012232 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This is one of a number of cairns which lie near the waterhole of Black Pool, located in the valley between Butterdon Hill and Western Beacon. The cairn lies east of the waterhole and is oval in shape. It consists of stone and earth, now turf-covered, and is 7 metres by 5 metres and is 0.3 metres high, with traces of a retaining kerb.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149931Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1977-1979. Harford Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 172.
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.
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. 441236, SX65NE62.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012232. [Mapped feature: #86280 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3129Related to: Cairn south of Black Pool, Harford (Monument)
MDV129931Related to: Cairn south-east of Black Pool, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3130Related to: Cairn west of Black Pool, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 6 2021 11:28AM