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HER Number:MDV5660
Name:Cairn at north end of stone row near Glasscombe Ball, Ugborough

Summary

Cairn '1' (Butler) at north end of stone row near Glasscombe Ball. Turf-covered stony mound of 8 metres by 3.5 metres and 0.5 metres high. Probably part of the rifle range rather than a cairn

Location

Grid Reference:SX 657 604
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/4/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 10563

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))
  • (Alternate Type) MOUND (Constructed, Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2013 AD)

Full description

Cambridge Committee for Aerial Photography, CPE/UK 2494, 4072-4077 (Aerial Photograph). SDV156973.

Photograph taken on 11th March 1948.

Worth, R. H., 1967, Worth's Dartmoor, 206 (Monograph). SDV337618.

Ugborough Moor near Glasscombe Ball, elevation 358 metres. Two small cairns lie at each end of a stone row. The west cairn is near the Redlake railtrack. This cairn is insignificant, and was probably disturbed when the railway was built in 1911. The east cairn is grass covered.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 171 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 24th June 1976. Ruined cairn - 4.5 metres diameter by 0.3 metres high, from which the stone row descends to the south-west. Another cairn 11 metres north of south-west end of same row, 4.0 metres diameter and 0.3 metres high.

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

Visible on aerial photograph and recorded.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 97-98, Map 56, Figure 56.12 & 56.12.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Glasscombe Ball stone row cairn '1' at SX65786049 of 6.0 metres by 3.0 metres and 0.4 metres high. Cairn at the north end of the row is elongated probably as a result of upcast thrown onto the north-west side.

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

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1017610 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

A small cairn lies near either end of the stone row, both are 4.5 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres in height.

Riley, H., 2021, Archaeological Survey: Ugborough Premier Archaeological Landscape, Harford and Ugborough, 9, 7.1.4 (Report - Survey). SDV364697.

Glasscombe Ball stone row.

Riley, H., 2021, UG21 heritage asset database and gazetteer of sites (Report - Survey). SDV364699.

Visited on 22nd April 2021, surveyed and photographed. Mound north-east of stone row on Glasscombe Ball: turf-covered stony mound, 8 metres north-west to south-east, 3.5 metres north-east to south-west, 0.5 metres high. Probably part of rifle range rather than cairn.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV156973Aerial Photograph: Cambridge Committee for Aerial Photography. CPE/UK 2494. 4072-4077.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 171.
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.
SDV337618Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1967. Worth's Dartmoor. Worth's Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 206.
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. 97-98, Map 56, Figure 56.12 & 56.12.1.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1017610.

Associated Monuments

MDV129007Related to: Cairn at south end of stone row near Glasscombe Ball, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV5676Related to: Cairn north of Glasscombe Ball, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8770 - Archaeological Survey: Ugborough Premier Archaeological Lanscape, Harford and Ugborough

Date Last Edited:Feb 8 2022 12:22PM