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HER Number:MDV2904
Name:Cairn south-west of summit of Ugborough Moor


A small overgrown cairn around 4.0 metres in diameter, height 0.5 metres about 75 metres north of another cairn (MDV2903) and 87 metres south-west of the large summit cairn (MDV2902).


Grid Reference:SX 657 597
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/17
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX65NE51

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., 1974 -1978, Ugborough Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV161354.

A small overgrown cairn diameter 3.6 metres, height 0.6 metres about 137 metres north of another cairn (SX65NE/310) and several 100 metres west of the large cairn (SX65NE/16).

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

Noted in list.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 172, Ugborough 13a (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

SX6573 5970 (23/06/1973) A cairn 100 metres west-south-west of cairn 13 (MDV2902) at Spurrell's Cross is 4.0 metres in diameter by 0.7 metres high.

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.

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

A third burial mound (others are MDV2901-2902) lies around a 100 metres south-west of the summit cairn and measures 4.5 metres in diameter by 0.5 metres high.

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

Visible on the aerial photography from 2015 onwards.

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

This cairn is built of stone and earth, it is 4.0 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres high and is turf-covered.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs, UG6 (Photograph). SDV363073.

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

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.
SDV161354Worksheet: Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C.. 1974 -1978. Ugborough Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 172, Ugborough 13a.
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.
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.
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: #114487 ]
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UG6.

Associated Monuments

MDV2903Related to: Cairn south-south-west of summit, Ugborough Moor (Monument)
MDV5693Related to: Rifle range near Piles Hill, Harford Moor (Monument)
MDV2902Related to: Summit cairn on Ugborough Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 10 2020 2:32PM