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HER Number:MDV5746
Name:Northern cairn; Three Barrows, Ugborough Moor


This north east cairn is wholly in Ugborough parish. It has been pulled to pieces and left in a very dilapidated state (diameter 21 metres, height 1.21 metres.)


Grid Reference:SX 652 626
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/52
  • Old SAM County Ref: 389
  • Old SAM Ref: 10620

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV178133.

One of the three barrows (ancient monuments). Tumbled, disturbed, but centre not reached. Vis=22/3/1950 (os) badly mutilated, probably in 1870 excavations. Measurements impossible. Vis="we pursued our researches for 3 days, and excavated the soil below without result" two upright stones were implanted in the ground near the margin on the south side. Three barrows, the highest point in ugborough parish (spence-bate). Vis=elevation 464m, a hill with 3 cairns. This north east cairn is wholly in ugborough parish. It has been pulled to pieces and left in a very dilapidated state (diam 21m, heig 1.21m) (worth). Vis=19/3/1984 (robinson) fmw visit. Vis=visible on 1969 nmr ap (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments).20m diam, 1.5m high (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178134.

Worth, r. H. /dartmoor/(1967)163,466.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178135.

Worth, r. H. /dartmoor/(1967)164 pl.32a.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178136.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178137.

Spence bate, c. /tda/5(1872)553/researches into some ancient tumuli on dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV178138.

Aph=nmr sx6463/1/28-48(12/4/1969).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - Survey: AM.
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Associated Monuments

MDV5830Related to: Southern cairn; Three Barrows, Ugborough Moor (Monument)
MDV5673Related to: Three Barrows Reave on Ugborough Moor (Monument)
MDV5666Related to: Three Barrows; largest cairn, Ugborough Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 9 2015 1:07PM