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HER Number:MDV2902
Name:Summit cairn on Ugborough Moor, Ugborough

Summary

Large cairn 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. Two buildings occupy the centre of the cairn

Location

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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NE18
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 441151
  • 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 (Between) to 701 BC (Between))
  • BUILDING (Constructed, Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD)

Full description

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

'Tumulus' shown on 19th century map.

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

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

Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C., 1975, Archaeological Check-List of Ugborough Parish, 315 (Article in Serial). SDV160589.

SX 658597. Cairn on Ugborough Moor (DCRA. Reg. SX 65 NE/ 16).

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 (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Medium sized cairn visible on 1980 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 29, Map 53, Figure 53.10 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Butterdon Hill N. cairn '1' at SX65815974 of 16.0 metres diameter by 1.0 metres high. Summit cairn 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.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs, UG5 (Photograph). SDV363073.

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

Riley, H., 2021, Archaeological Survey: Ugborough Premier Archaeological Landscape, Harford and Ugborough, 12 (Report - Survey). SDV364697.

One of fifty cairns recorded during survey.

Riley, H., 2021, UG21 heritage asset database and gazetteer of sites (Report - Survey). SDV364699.

Visited on 29th January 2021,surveyed and photographed. Cairn south-west of Spurrell's Cross: stony mound, 16 metres north to south, 9 metres east to west, 0.5 metres high, modified by remains of two buildings. Western building is 7 metres north to south, 4 metres east to west; eastern building is 6 metres east to west, 4 metres north to south. Buildings defined by tumbled stony banks, 0.8 metres wide and 0.9 metres high and are probably associated with seasonal grazing.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV160589Article in Serial: Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C.. 1975. Archaeological Check-List of Ugborough Parish. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 33. Paperback Volume. 315.
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.
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. 29, Map 53, Figure 53.10.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UG5.

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8770 - Archaeological Survey: Ugborough Premier Archaeological Lanscape , Harford amd Ugborough

Date Last Edited:Jan 31 2022 11:07AM