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HER Number:MDV5665
Name:Cairn on Glasscombe Ball, Ugborough

Summary

Cairn measures 22.0m in overall diameter, 0.7m high. The top has been damaged by shelters formed from the stones and in 1977 the Ordnance Survey recorded the footings of a drystone rectangular building, oriented east to west and measuring 10.0m by 3.5m by 0.3m high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 659 602
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 SE 60
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/8
  • Old SAM Ref: 10562
  • Pastscape: 441949

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map, 1906 (sheet: 119SE) (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Tumulus' marked on Ordnance Survey 6 inch (1906) map.

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 390 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 4075-4076 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66SE60 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV141087.

(27/03/1950) Mutilated cairn measuring 22m in diameter and 1.5m high with a large hollow in the centre, Ugborough Moor, on Glasscombe Ball; elevation 363m. On top of the plateau west of the Glaze Valley. A large cairn which has been very much disturbed causing the stones to be scattered. The stones pile to a height of 1.21m, and have not been allowed to become overgrown; the cairn is known as 'Glas Barrow'.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66SE60 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV141088.

(18/07/1977) A cairn, 22.0m in overall diameter and 0.7m high, situated in a prominent position at about 360m O.D. The top has been much mutilated by shelters formed from the stones and there are the footings of a drystone rectangular building, oriented east to west and measuring 10.0m by 3.5m by 0.3m high. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on P.F.D.

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

Medium sized cairn visible on 1948 Royal Air Force aerial photographs.

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

'Glas Barrow' at SX65976027 a large structureless mass of stones 22.0 metres diameter by 1.4 metres high. A very disturbed cairn running down the eastern slope of Glasscombe Ball.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UG41 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited in 2017 prior to this project starting; not revisited. Condition assessed as good.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, (1991) (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

This large cairn, on the southern brow of Glasscombe Ball, is 22m in diameter and 1.5m high, it consists of a mound of stones on an earth and stone base and is similar in form to the other large hilltop cairns in this area.

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

'Cairn' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV141087Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SE60. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV141088Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66SE60. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4075-4076.
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.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 390.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). 1906 (sheet: 119SE).
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. 98, Map 56.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UG41.
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. (1991).
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV103623Related to: Cairn south-west of Glasscombe Ball,Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2021 11:21AM