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HER Number:MDV3105
Name:Large cairn on the south side of Ugborough Beacon, Ugborough

Summary

Large cairn consisting of an earth and stone base surmounted by a mound of stones. It measures 28 metres in diameter and 1.7 metres high with a flat top and a hollow in the centre, suggesting it has been disturbed in the past. Another, smaller cairn lies to the south-east.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 667 587
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/191
  • Old SAM Ref: 10542

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Northern of two 'Tumuli' shown on 19th century map.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1140-1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX65NE6, (28/3/1950) (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV165718.

Cairn on Ugborough Beacon. Large flat-topped grass-covered cairn with shallow depression in centre. Situated 30 metres from SX65NE/192 (MDV3106). Measures 27.5 metres diameter (edge to edge), 1.2 metres high.

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX6658, 1/368-371 (Aerial Photograph). SDV160614.

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX6658, 1/371 (Aerial Photograph). SDV160614.

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

(24/6/1973) Truncated cairn. Diameter 28 metres, height 1.2 metres.

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

Large cairn is visible on 1977 and 1946 aerial photographs.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 37, Map 53 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Large cairn of 26 metres diameter by 1.5 metres high to the south of Ugborough Beacon is not badly damaged. Probably originally flat topped but the upcast from the central pit has added an outer rim to its surface.

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

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1012249 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

These two very large cairns on the brow of Ugborough Beacon each consist of an earth and stone base surmounted by a mound of stones. The more westerly cairn is 28 metres in diameter and 1.7 metres high with a flat top and a hollow in the centre, suggesting it has been disturbed in the past.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs, UG11 (Photograph). SDV363073.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV160614Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX6658. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/368-371.
SDV165718Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX65NE6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. (28/3/1950).
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1140-1.
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. 37, Map 53.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114492 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1012249.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UG11.

Associated Monuments

MDV2900Related to: Cairn at Eastern Beacon on Ugborough Moor, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3106Related to: Cairn on the south side of Ugborough Beacon, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV24987Related to: TRIAL PIT in the Parish of Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 7 2021 1:14PM