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HER Number:MDV3126
Name:Cairn near the summit of Western Beacon, Ugborough

Summary

Cairn '2' (Butler) is one of a group of six cairns of varying sizes on Western Beacon. Clearly visible on the aerial photography.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 654 577
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/211
  • Old SAM Ref: 10609

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, SX65NE35 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV165215.

(27/03/1950) Cairn with hollow in centre, otherwise in fair condition. Diameter 16.0m, height 1.7m.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 172, Ugborough 22 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(22/06/1973) Almost on the Harford boundary SX 6544 5772. Cairn with hollow centre. Diameter 20m, height 1.8m.

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

Medium sized cairn visible on 1969 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.

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

Cairn. Diameter 22m; height 1.7m.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 34-6, Map 53, Figure 53.13 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn '2' on Western Beacon of 23 metres diameter by 2.0 metres high has been completely re-organized at the centre.

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

Visible on the aerial photography.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165215Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX65NE35. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV165222Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1990. Notes on cairns. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 172, Ugborough 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.
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. 34-6, Map 53, Figure 53.13.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #123757 ]
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV3111Related to: Boundary stone at top of Western Beacon, Ugborough and Harford parishes (Monument)
MDV3110Related to: Boundary stone at Western Beacon, Ugborough and Harford parishes (Monument)
MDV3114Related to: Boundary stone north of cairn at Western Beacon, Ugborough and Harford parishes (Monument)
MDV3112Related to: Boundary stone north of cairn at Western Beacon, Ugborough anf Harford parishes (Monument)
MDV3113Related to: Boundary stone north of cairn on Western Beacon, Ugborough and Harford parishes (Monument)
MDV3125Related to: Cairn on the south-western brow of Western Beacon, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV42777Related to: Large cairn south-west of Western Beacon, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3123Related to: Possible cairn in vicinity of Western Beacon, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV25000Related to: Small cairn on the south-eastern brow of Western Beacon, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV25001Related to: Small cairn on the south-western brow of Western Beacon, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 4 2021 2:04PM