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HER Number:MDV2418
Name:Cairn with cist on Lee Moor

Summary

One of two cairns which lie near the bottom of a gentle, well-drained west facing slope. A small round cairn, 6.6m diameter and 0.5m high, built of small boulders, now turf covered, and with a central hollow. Surveyed in 1977 and 2002.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 585 643
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SE 6
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/22
  • Old SAM Ref: 10640
  • Pastscape: 439121

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX56SE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV139114.

(24/08/1977) Two cairns which lie near the bottom of a gentle, well-drained west facing slope at 350m above OD.
SX 5856 6433: A small round cairn, 6.6m diameter and 0.5m high, built of small boulders, now turf covered, and with a central hollow. Survey at 1:10 000 scale on PFD.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 164, Shaugh Prior 34 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(04/09/1974). Two cairns at Willings Walls Warren, both hollowed towards centre. Diameter of first cairn (SX 5854 6433) is 6.5m, height 0.3m, diameter of second cairn (SX 5857 6433) is 5.5m, height 0.3m.

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

This cairn was not recorded in the project.

Ancient Monuments, 1991, Scheduled Monument Notification (Schedule Document). SDV139115.

SX 5856 6433. Cairn, measuring roughly 3 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high. The end and side slabs of the cist survive but the coverstone is missing.
SX 5858 6433. Cairn mound, measuring approximately 3 metres in diameter and standing 0.5 metres high. The end and side slabs of the cist are in situ but the coverstone is missing. There are traces of a possible retaining kerb. Scheduled.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West (Monograph). SDV137656.

Recorded by Butler.

Griffiths, F. M., 1994, Notes on features on Lee Moor (Personal Comment). SDV139113.

NB: There is a considerable similarity of description between these sites and those of SX56SE/16 (MDV2424: hut circle records). However, both pairs were visited by the same Ordnance Survey investigator on the same day, and given different numbers (Griffiths, F. M.).

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Probert, S. A. J., 2002, Field Investigator's Comments (Report - Survey). SDV147446.

(23/04/2002) SX 5856 6434 and SX 5858 6434. These features remain as described by the Ordnance Survey in 1977.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume.
SDV139113Personal Comment: Griffiths, F. M.. 1994. Notes on features on Lee Moor. Not Applicable.
SDV139114Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX56SE6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV139115Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1991. Scheduled Monument Notification. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape.
SDV147446Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2002. Field Investigator's Comments. English Heritage. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #124258 EH digital GIS layer: Prehistoric area, ]
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 164, Shaugh Prior 34.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV42010Related to: Cairn on Lee Moor (Monument)
MDV42216Related to: Cairn with cist on Lee Moor (Monument)
MDV2495Related to: Cairn with off-centre cist on Lee Moor (Monument)
MDV127555Related to: Hut circle on Lee Moor Hut circles on Lee Mooe (Monument)
MDV2424Related to: Hut circle on Lee Moor Hut circles on Lee Mooe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape

Date Last Edited:Feb 17 2020 1:18PM