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HER Number:MDV2895
Name:Large cairn on Butterdon Hill, Ugborough

Summary

This cairn, north of the summit of Butterdon Hill, consists of a mound of stones built upon a stone, earth and turf base, possibly with a berm and ditch. It is 28 metres in diameter and approximately 3 metres high and is the largest of a series of similar large cairns along the ridge between Butterdon Hill and Weatherdon Hill.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 655 587
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/11
  • Old SAM County Ref: 301A
  • Old SAM Ref: 10602

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

1906, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV150073.

The barrow has an apparent berm. Fair condition. One of several cairns on summit of butterdon hill; this one lies to the ne (to ssw of stone circle at end of stone row?) on ground sloping from s to n. Condition fair, the stones are uncovered but are much disturbed around the perimeter. Has an apparent berm, but this is not thought to be an original feature. Despite having been holed, this cairn is so big that the primary burial is not likely to have been reached. Os 6" cxix se 23.2m diameter 3.3m high. Vis=23/6/1973 (grinsell, l. V. ) apparently a bell barrow with berm raised. No ditch. Diameter 28m, height 3.0m. Vis=12/6/1984 (robinson) fmw visit. Vis=large cairn visible on nmr 1976 and raf 1946 aps (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). One of 4 cairns on butterdon hill, which are part of a series of large stone cairns along the ridge between butterdon hill and weatherdon hill. Consists of a mound of stones upon a stone, earth and turf base, possibly with a berm and ditch. Diameter 28m, height 3m (am). Vis='tumulus', 'pile of stones' marked on os 6" (1906) map (os).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150074.

Osa=sx65ne26.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150075.

Crossing, w. M. /guide to dartmoor/(1965)394.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150076.

Worth, r. H. /dartmoor/(1967)190.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150077.

Worth, r. H. /tda/69(1937)100/56th. Report on barrows.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150078.

Grinsell, l. V. /das/38(1978)141.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV150079.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk 1890/1140-1(10/12/1946).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV150080.

Aph=nmr sx6558/2/240-244(22/4/1976).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150081.

Des=os 6" (1906) 119se.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=24/3/1950 (os) a large cairn 27.0m diameter, 3.3m high.


Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

This cairn, north of the summit of Butterdon Hill, consists of a mound of stones built upon a stone, earth and turf base, possibly with a berm and ditch. It is 28 metres in diameter and approximately 3 metres high and is the largest of a series of similar large cairns along the ridge between Butterdon Hill and Weatherdon Hill.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150073Report - Survey: 1906.
SDV150074Migrated Record:
SDV150075Migrated Record:
SDV150076Migrated Record:
SDV150077Migrated Record:
SDV150078Migrated Record:
SDV150079Aerial Photograph:
SDV150080Aerial Photograph:
SDV150081Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV2988Related to: Butterdon Hill stone row (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 27 2019 2:50PM