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HER Number:MDV2903
Name:Cairn south-south-west of summit, Ugborough Moor


Possible cairn built of earth and stone, with much stone showing. The feature is oval in plan, 5.0 metres long by 3.0 metres wide and 0.3 metres high, it is turf-covered with stones protruding. Little detail on this feature, which may not be a cairn and location requires confirming.


Grid Reference:SX 657 595
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 65 NE 51
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/310
  • Old SAM Ref: 10540
  • Pastscape: 441225

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

A small cairn on Ugborough Moor, elevation 354m. Probably disturbed, lying several 100m west of the large cairn (SX65NE/16) diameter (maximum 4.57m, minimum 3.05m) (detail from original worksheet; not retained?).

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 180, 13b (Ugborough) (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(22/07/1976) 13b: possible cairn north-east of Hangershell Rock SX 6573 5956, measures 5 metres by 3 metres across and 0.3m high. May be a recent stone-heap.

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

Not visible on Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photographs used in project.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

A feature is visible on the aerial photography at SX 65736 59619, 40 metres north of the site of this cairn. A clear circular feature, around 13m west-east, by 12m north-south. This doesn't match the description of the cairn however.

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

The cairn is built of earth and stone, with much stone showing. The cairn is oval in plan, 5m long by 3m wide and 0.3m high, it is turf-covered with stones protruding.

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.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 180, 13b (Ugborough). [Mapped feature: #123692 ]
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.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV2904Related to: Cairn south-west of summit of Ugborough Moor (Monument)
MDV127209Related to: Pool at Hangershell (Monument)
MDV5693Related to: Rifle range near Piles Hill, Harford Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 13 2020 10:52AM