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HER Number:MDV2900
Name:Cairn at Eastern Beacon on Ugborough Moor, Ugborough


Cairn at Eastern Beacon on the south side of Ugborough Beacon


Grid Reference:SX 667 589
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/14
  • Old SAM Ref: 10619

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.

'Eastern Beacon Tumulus' shown on 19th century map.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX65NE7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV176018.

(28/3/1950) Grass-covered cairn with small hollow in centre. Otherwise in good condition.14.5 metres diameter, 1.0 metres high.

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX6658, 1/368-371 (Aerial Photograph). SDV160614.

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

Small cairn visible on 1976 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 37, Map 53 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn known as Eastern Beacon of 15.0 metres diameter by 1.0 metres high has a deep central hollow but still retains a good profile.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1012463 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

This cairn is a grass covered mound 14.5m in diameter and 1m in height, it has a hollow in the centre, suggesting that it has been robbed in the past.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs, UG10 (Photograph). SDV363073.

(21/12/2018) Site photographed during condition survey visit.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV160614Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX6658. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/368-371.
SDV176018Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX65NE7. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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. 37, Map 53.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86313 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1012463.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UG10.

Associated Monuments

MDV3121Related to: Cairn near summit of Ugborough Beacon, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3106Related to: Cairn on the south side of Ugborough Beacon, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3105Related to: Large cairn on the south side of Ugborough Beacon, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 7 2021 1:11PM