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HER Number:MDV2896
Name:Cairn on Butterdon Hill, Ugborough

Summary

'Cairn 10' (Butler) on the south-west slope of Butterdon Hill, consists of a mound of stones of 15 metres in diameter and approximately 1.8 metres high and is one of a series of similar large cairns along the ridge between Butterdon Hill and Weatherdon Hill.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 656 585
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NE30
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/12
  • Old SAM County Ref: 301D
  • Old SAM Ref: 10600
  • Pastscape: 441185

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

'Tumulus' shown on 19th century map.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1140-1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX65NE30, SX65NE30 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV150043.

(24/03/1950) Cairn on Butterdon Hill. Situated 155 metres south-east of the Ordnance Survey triangulation mark on the summit. Not quite circular, in fair condition although centre stones are not covered by undergrowth and appear to have been disturbed. Diameter 16.5 metres north-south by 15.0 metres east-west, height 1.0 metre.

National Monument Record, 1976, SX6558, 2/240-244 (Aerial Photograph). SDV166651.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 172, Ugborough 21 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(23/06/1973) SX 6562 5852 Cairn, diameter 16 metres, height 0.9 metres.

Robinson, R., 1984, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984 (Un-published). SDV343082.

Visited 12/06/1984.

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

Small cairn is visible on National Monuments Record 1976 and Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photographs.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 24,27, Map 53, Figure 53.7 (Monograph). SDV337765.

'Cairn 10' to the south-east of the summit is 17 metres diameter by 1 metre high.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UG22 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(05/09/2019) Condition assessed as very good; currently no damage agents affecting feature.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Images taken during September 2019 visit.

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

This cairn, on the south-west slope 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 15 metres in diameter and approximately 1.8 metres high and is one of a series of similar large cairns along the ridge between Butterdon Hill and Weatherdon Hill.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150043Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX65NE30. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. SX65NE30.
SDV166651Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. SX6558. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2/240-244.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1140-1.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 172, Ugborough 21.
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. 24,27, Map 53, Figure 53.7.
SDV343082Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1984. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UG22.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86289 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3135Related to: Cairn '18' (Butler) on Weatherdon Hill, Harford (Monument)
MDV3136Related to: Cairn '19' (Butler) on Weatherdon Hill, Harford (Monument)
MDV13165Related to: Cairn '20' (Butler) near the summit of Weatherdon Hill, Harford (Monument)
MDV3134Related to: Cairn north-west of Butterdon Hill, Harford (Monument)
MDV2897Related to: Cairn on Butterdon Hill at southern end of stone row, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV2895Related to: Large cairn on Butterdon Hill, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV2915Related to: Large Cairn on Butterdon Hill, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3137Related to: Round cairn on Butterdon Hill, Harford (Monument)
MDV125710Related to: Small cairn on Butterdon Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 10 2020 1:26PM