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HER Number:MDV2903
Name:Cairn 140 metres south-south-west of summit, Ugborough Moor


The cairn is built of earth and stone, with much stone showing. The cairn 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. Lies roughly 75 metres south of MDV9204, although the Historic England website polygon for this scheduled area shows it 40 metres to the south at SX 65732 59563.


Grid Reference:SX 657 596
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/310
  • Old SAM Ref: 10540

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV176069.

A small cairn on ugborough moor, elevation 354m. Probably disturbed, lying several 100m west of the large cairn (sx65ne/16) diam (max 4.57m, min 3.05m) (worksheet). Vis=23/6/1978 (grinsell, l. V. ). South west of spurrells cross. Cairn, diameter 4m, height 0.7m. Vis=not visible on raf 1946 ap (rchm app 1985). Vis=a cairn at sx65735956, 5 metres by 3 metres across and 0.3m high may be a recent stone-heap (grinsell). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). Diameter 4m, height 0.7m (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV176070.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)172/dartmoor barrows.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV176071.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV176072.

Gaskell-brown, c. And hankin, c. /pdas/33(1975)315.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV176073.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)172 180 nos 13a and b.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV176074.


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

Cairn is visible on the aerial photography, 40 metres north of where its scheduling polygon has been placed.

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

SDV176069Report - Survey: AM.
SDV176070Migrated Record:
SDV176071Migrated Record:
SDV176072Migrated Record:
SDV176073Migrated Record:
SDV176074Migrated Record:
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). [Mapped feature: #114488 ]

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 10 2018 3:52PM