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HER Number:MDV5830
Name:Southern cairn; Three Barrows on Ugborough Moor, South Brent

Summary

The southern cairn is skirted by the reave that runs from near West Glaze Head to the centre cairn and then continues northwards. A rocky cairn of loose granite 21m diameter, 1.3m high. The centre is much disturbed.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 653 625
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE54
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/123
  • Old SAM County Ref: 389
  • Old SAM Ref: 10621
  • Pastscape: 441931
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Donn, B., 1765, Map of the County of Devon (Cartographic). SDV339776.

Rowe, S., 1848, Perambulation of Dartmoor, 166 (Monograph). SDV154476.

Spence Bate, C., 1872, Researches into some Antient Tumuli on Dartmoor, 553 (Article in Serial). SDV336926.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Tumuli' shown at 'Three Barrows' on 19th century map.

Worth, R. H., 1902, 21st Report of the Barrow Committee, 140 (Article in Serial). SDV20971.

Worth, R. H., 1937, 56th Report of the Barrow Committee, 81, Plate 3, Figure 2 (Article in Serial). SDV20973.

This south-eastern cairn is probably all in Brent parish. It covers the smallest area of the three cairns on Three Barrows. The stones around the perimeter are scattered. Measurements; diameter 14.6 metres, height 1.21 metres.

Worth, R. H., 1944, 63rd Report on Barrows, 40 (Article in Serial). SDV139295.

Worth cites a source of 1831 describing the damage done to the cairn at that time.

Worth, R. H., 1967, Worth's Dartmoor, 163-4, 466, Plate 32a (Monograph). SDV337618.

National Monuments Record, 1969, NMR SX6463, 1/28-48 (Aerial Photograph). SDV165976.

Photographs taken on 12th April 1969.

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV151046.

Site visited in April 1977 and October 1979. The southern cairn is skirted by the reave that runs from near West Glaze Head to the centre cairn and then continues northwards. A rocky cairn of loose granite 21 metres diameter, 1.3 metres high. The centre is much disturbed.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 168 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 23rd May 1973. Cairn, shapeless and mutilated. Diameter 23 metres, height 1.5 metres.

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

Visible on 1969 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 64, Map 54 (Monograph). SDV337765.

South-eastern cairn at SX65346254 at Three Barrows of 22.0 metres diameter by 1.6 metres high has been badly damaged.

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441931, SX66SE54 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited on 22nd March 1950. Mutilated cairn of diameter 21 metres, height 1.3 metres.
Field Investigation on 19th July 1977. A cairn in a prominent situation at about 464 metres above O.D. It is 22.0 metres in diameter and 1.5 metres high. Mutilated by pits and shelters built into the perimeter. It exhibits no unusual characteristics.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1012780 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

The south-eastern of a group of 3 large cairns sited on a hill known as 'Three Barrows'. Formed by a mound of stones on a stone and earth base of 20.0 metres diameter, 1.5 metres high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV139295Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1944. 63rd Report on Barrows. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 76. Paperback Volume. 40.
SDV151046Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist. South Brent Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV154476Monograph: Rowe, S.. 1848. Perambulation of Dartmoor. 166.
SDV165976Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1969. NMR SX6463. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/28-48.
SDV20971Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1902. 21st Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 34. A5 Paperback + Digital. 140.
SDV20973Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1937. 56th Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A4 Unbound. 81, Plate 3, Figure 2.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 168.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336926Article in Serial: Spence Bate, C.. 1872. Researches into some Antient Tumuli on Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 5. Digital. 553.
SDV337618Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1967. Worth's Dartmoor. Worth's Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 163-4, 466, Plate 32a.
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. 64, Map 54.
SDV339776Cartographic: Donn, B.. 1765. Map of the County of Devon. Unknown. Map (Paper).
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441931, SX66SE54.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012780.

Associated Monuments

MDV25706Related to: Group of trial or stone extraction pits west of Three Barrows on Ugborough Moor, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV5746Related to: Northern cairn; Three Barrows on Ugborough Moor, Ugborough (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

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Feb 21 2021 12:57PM