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HER Number:MDV3121
Name:Cairn near summit of Ugborough Beacon

Summary

This cairn, situated very close to the summit of Ugborough Beacon, incorporates part of a granite outcrop in its structure. It consists of a rock and earth base surmounted by a mound of stones built up around the outcrop. It is 22 metres in diameter and 1.5 metres high. Visitors have repositioned some of the stones of the mound to form shelters.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 667 591
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/206
  • Old SAM Ref: 10604

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1902, 21st Report of the Barrow Committee, 140 (Article in Serial). SDV20971.

Barrow on Ugborough Beacon. Tumulus marked. A cairn apparently built round a large granite outcrop.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1216-7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX65NE8 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV165233.

(28/03/1950) A cairn apparently built round a large granite outcrop. Diameter 21.0m, height 1.0m approximately.

Russell, P., 1955, Fire Beacons in Devon, 265, 280265, 280 (Article in Serial). SDV336138.

375m above sea level. Donn's map 1765. The confusion between east and west beacon and east and west pike is discussed (TDA 87, p.265).

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

(24/06/1973) Cairn built around a granite outcrop. Diameter 25m, height 2.5m.

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

Cairn is visible on the Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photograph.

Ancient Monuments, 1990, Notes on cairns (Schedule Document). SDV165222.

Cairn. Diameter 22m; height 1.5m.

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

Shown on the modern mapping.

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

This cairn, situated very close to the summit of Ugborough Beacon, incorporates part of a granite outcrop in its structure. It consists of a rock and earth base surmounted by a mound of stones built up around the outcrop. It is 22 metres in diameter and 1.5 metres high. Visitors have repositioned some of the stones of the mound to form shelters.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165222Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1990. Notes on cairns. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV165233Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX65NE8. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1216-7.
SDV20971Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1902. 21st Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 34. A5 Paperback + Digital. 140.
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.
SDV336138Article in Serial: Russell, P.. 1955. Fire Beacons in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 87. A5 Hardback. 265, 280265, 280.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114491 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV2900Related to: Cairn at Eastern Beacon, Ugborough Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 20 2020 11:32AM