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HER Number:MDV3125
Name:Cairn on the south-western brow of Western Beacon


Group of three closely spaced cairns on the south-western brow of Western Beacon. Cairn is in good condition. Diam 17.0m, 1.7m high.


Grid Reference:SX 654 576
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/210
  • Old SAM Ref: 10546

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). SDV165222.

Cairn. Vis=24/3/1950 (os) good condition. Diam 17.0m, 1.7m high. Vis=22/6/1973 (grinsell, l. V. ). Cairn. Diameter 20m, height 1.8m. Vis=medium sized cairn visible on 1969 nmr ap (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments). One of 3 closely spaced cairns measuring 12m, 23m and 23m in diameter and 1m, 1.7m and 1.8m high.(am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV165223.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV165224.

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

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV165225.

Aph=nmr sx6557/2/7-9(12/4/1969).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165222Report - Survey: AM.
SDV165223Migrated Record:
SDV165224Migrated Record:
SDV165225Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments

MDV3110Related to: Boundary stone at Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV3126Related to: Cairn near the summit of Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV42777Related to: Cairn on the southern brow of Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV25000Related to: Cairn on the south-western brow of Western Beacon (Monument)
MDV25001Related to: Small cairn on the south-western brow of Western Beacon (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 3:46PM