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HER Number:MDV2902
Name:Summit cairn on Ugborough Moor

Summary

This large cairn stands on the summit of a hill 230 metres south-west of Spurrell's Cross, it is 17 metres in diameter and about 1 metre high, consisting of a base built of stone and earth surmounted by a mound of stones. The stones on the mound have been moved by visitors in order to form shelters.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 658 597
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/16
  • Old SAM Ref: 10539

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX65NE18 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV176025.

(27/3/1950) Cairn, ruined. Diameter 17 metres, height 0.8 metres.


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

SX6581 5974. (23/6/1973) South-west of Spurrells Cross. Ruined cairn, measuring 17.0 metres by 0.8 metres high.


National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR SF1743, 080 (Aerial Photograph). SDV161746.


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

Medium sized cairn visible on 1980 aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 29, Map 53.10 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Summit cairn (measures 16.0 metres in diameter, 1.0 metre high) has been badly damaged; numerous small pits in the top appear to have left little undisturbed.


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

Depicted on the modern mapping.


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

This large cairn stands on the summit of a hill 230 metres south-west of Spurrell's Cross, it is 17 metres in diameter and about 1 metre high, consisting of a base built of stone and earth surmounted by a mound of stones. The stones on the mound have been moved by visitors in order to form shelters.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV161746Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR SF1743. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 080.
SDV176025Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX65NE18. 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.
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. 29, Map 53.10.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86329 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV2891Related to: Cairn at southern end of stone row, Ugborough Moor (Monument)
MDV2901Related to: Cairn south of Spurrell's Cross, Ugborough Moor (Monument)
MDV2904Related to: Cairn south-west of summit of Ugborough Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 10 2018 2:54PM