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HER Number:MDV2423
Name:The Hanging Stone, Lee Moor


Standing stone one Lee Moor; The Hanging Stone or Leaning Rock, Lee Moor. Measures 2.36 metres long by 1.09 metres wide (at base) by 0.55 metres thick. There is "CB" incised on it. It is 38 degrees out of the vertical.


Grid Reference:SX 583 636
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/21
  • Old SAM County Ref: 578
  • Old SAM Ref: 10611

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STANDING STONE (Iron Age - 700 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV138933.

The hanging stone or leaning rock, lee moor.2.36m long by 1.09m wide (at base) by 0.55m thick. There is "cb" incised on it. It is 38 degrees out of the vertical. There are many other prehistoric remains nearby.402m. To the se is a chambered cairn and 775m. N. Of w. Lies a stone row (worth). Vis=22/8/1977(os) 1.9m high. No trace of the inscription could be found (os)vis=not recorded (rchm app 1985)vis=est=-/-/1990 (ancient monuments) as above (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138934.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138935.

Worth, r. H. /tda/72(1940)192/the dartmoor menhirs.

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

Cross Dyke runs for some 600m up the southern slope of Lee Moor towards Cholwich Town Reave North, a major contour reave. It is a bank of earth and some stone, up to 2m in width and 0.5m in height, with a ditch on its eastern side. It is closely associated with a standing stone, known as Hanging Stone, and terminates at a cairn at its northern end. Cross Dyke is part of a parallel reave system and is considered to have had a territorial role, dividing the Cholwich Town reave territory from that of the Plym Valley.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138933Report - Survey: AM.
SDV138934Migrated Record:
SDV138935Migrated Record:
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV15062Related to: REAVE in the Parish of Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 15 2015 10:10AM