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HER Number:MDV13208
Name:Cairn on Holne Lee. Holne


Cairn '2' (Butler) one of many cairns on Holne Lee


Grid Reference:SX 678 695
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE2
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/128
  • Old SAM Ref: 28765.02
  • Pastscape: 441354

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC (Between))

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 141 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 13th September 1973. Cairn with hollow centre. Diameter 10 metres, height 0.6 metres.

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1457, 450 (Aerial Photograph). SDV172921.

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

Recorded form arial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 152226 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 19th May 1999. One of 5 cairns on Holne Lee situated 2 kilometres south-west of Fore Stoke.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 171-2, Map 58, Figure 58.7 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Holne Lee '2' cairn of 8.0 metres diameter by 0.6 metres high has been trenched and hollowed out to ground level.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441354, SX66NE2 (Website). SDV363416.

Cairn 'D' found at SX 67876957 of 10.0 metres in diameter
an 0.6 metres high with a hollow in or near the centre. This feature described by Grinsell is somewhat enigmatic. While from some aspects it resembles a cairn it is probably the debris from a prospecting pit allied to the nearby extensive tinworking remains.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1019269 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

The monument, which falls into three areas of protection, includes five cairns forming a cairn cemetery situated on a high ridge on Holne Lee overlooking the valley of the River Dart. Four of the mounds contain pits which indicate that they have been subjected to early undocumented investigations. This cairn is a small mound measuring 9.5 metres long by 7.8 metres wide.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV172921Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 450.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 141.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 152226.
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. 171-2, Map 58, Figure 58.7. [Mapped feature: #129065 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441354, SX66NE2.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1019269.

Associated Monuments

MDV5201Related to: Cairn on Holne Lee, Holne (Monument)
MDV5200Related to: Cairn on Holne Lee, Holne (Monument)
MDV5202Related to: Cairn on Holne Lee, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 3 2021 1:19PM