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HER Number:MDV3124
Name:Cairn to the east of Hangershell Rock, Ugborough

Summary

Cairn east of Hangershell Rock. A large cairn with hollow, measures 17 metres diameter by 1.2 metres high. Lies east of the Butterdon Stone Row.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 656 593
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NE20
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/209
  • Old SAM Ref: 10537
  • Pastscape: 441155

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX65NE20 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV165204.

(27/3/1950) Cairn at SX 6566 5940. Dimensions: 16m diameter, 0.8m high. Large cairn, with hollow in centre.

Grinsell, L. V., 1953, The Ancient Burial-Mounds of England, 119 (Monograph). SDV223394.

Grinsell, L. V., 1970, Discovering Regional Archaeology: South Western England, 22 (Monograph). SDV304192.

A small round barrow, with a retaining circle, at the southern most end a single stone row, among the longest on Dartmoor. Butterdon Hill is crowned by several other cairns.

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

(23/06/1973). Cairn at SX 6566 5940 east of Hangershell Rock. A large cairn with hollow, measures 17 metres diameter by 1.2 metres high.

National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR SF1743, 078-079 (Aerial Photograph). SDV161746.

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

Medium cairn lying very close to boundary SX65NE/6; visible on 1980 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UG30 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(05/09/2019) Condition assessed as very good currently no damage agents impacting this feature.

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

Image taken during September 2019 visit.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Depicted on the modern mapping, which closely matches the 2015 onwards aerial photograph data for this feature.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV161746Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR SF1743. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 078-079.
SDV165204Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX65NE20. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV223394Monograph: Grinsell, L. V.. 1953. The Ancient Burial-Mounds of England. The Ancient Burial-Mounds of England. Unknown. 119.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 172.
SDV304192Monograph: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. Discovering Regional Archaeology: South Western England. Discovering Regional Archaeology: South Western England. Paperback. 22.
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.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UG30.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87097 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV2988Related to: Butterdon Hill stone row (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 10 2020 1:38PM