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HER Number:MDV5664
Name:Cairn above the south-west bank of the East Glaze Brook, Ugborough


Western of two cairns above the south-west bank of the East Glaze Brook


Grid Reference:SX 663 613
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE42
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/7
  • Old SAM Ref: 10568
  • Pastscape: 441895

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 8000 BC to 1501 BC (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR SF1743, 72-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV161746.

Photograph taken on 9th April 1980.

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

Possibly visible on 1980 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 93, Map 56 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Cairn at SX66376133 of 9.0 metres diameter by 0.4 metres high on the summit of the ridge. Excavations have revealed an inner ring of slabs as well as a spaced retaining circle around the edge.

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441895, SX66SE42 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited on 13th April 1950. A small heather covered cairn. Diameter 12.0 metres, height 0.7 metres. On the summit of the open moor between the East and West glaze, above Glasscombe Corner, is a cairn thickly covered with whortleberry. The depressed top suggests disturbance. Elevation 335 metres OD.
Field Investigation on 27th July 1977. On the south east-facing slope between the East Glaze and West Glaze Brooks at approximately 335 metres OD is a heather covered cairn, measuring 10.5 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres in height. Five stones of a possible retaining circle are visible on the south and south-west sides.

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

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1017679 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This cairn lies in a flattish area on the 330 metres contour on a spur above the south-west bank of the East Glaze Brook. It is a heather covered mound 0.6 metres in height with a slight hollow in the centre, it has traces of a retaining kerb on the south and south-west sides and is 10.5 metres in diameter. It is circa 100 metres west of another cairn and a few hundred metres from the stone alignments and cairns near Glasscombe Upper Plantation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV161746Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR SF1743. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 72-3.
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. 93, Map 56.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #128884 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441895, SX66SE42.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1017679.

Associated Monuments

MDV28481Related to: Cairn above the south-west bank of the East Glaze Brook, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV5692Related to: Enclosure 250 metres north of Glasscombe Corner, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2021 11:59AM