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HER Number:MDV2495
Name:Cairn on Lee Moor


Cairn 4.5 metres in diameter, 0.6 metres high enclosing a cist east of centre.


Grid Reference:SX 585 644
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/65
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 10638(P)
  • Old SAM Ref: 10639

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • CIST (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description


(gerrard) round cairn 6m in diam by 0.7m high and contains a cist placed eccentrically in its eastern side [2]. Both side and end slabs of the cist are in place. It measures 1.2m long, 0.6m wide and 0.4m deep and the coverstone is missing (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=4/9/1975 (grinsell) cairn 4.5m diam, 0.6m high enclosing a cist e of centre. Slab missing since 1944 when it was planned by worth (grinsell).

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV139289.

Vis=estimated -/-/1991 (ancient monuments) cairn lying close to another on a w facing slope n of spanish lake. It consists of a grass and heather covered mound of earth and stone 4m in diameter and 0.5m in height and contains a cist placed eccentrically in its e side. Both side and end slabs of the cist are in place. It measures 1.20m in length, 0.60m in width and 0.40m in depth; the coverstone is missing (ancient monuments).

NMR CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV139291.

Vis=22/8/1977 (os) a small round cairn, 5m diam and 0.5m high, on a gentle, well drained, clitter strewn w facing slope. It is built of small boulders, now turf covered and a cist lies within the cairn on the se side. The cist comprises the side and end stones, measures internally 0.7m by 0.6m wide, and is aligned on a grid bearing of 130. The cover stone is missing (nmr citing os).

AMD, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139293.

Gerrard's mpp submission appears to transpose sx56se/65 + sx56se/396. Above description is attached to sx56se/396, but description + ngr match sx56se/65 (amd).

AM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139294.

Sm 10639 descheduled january 2002 under 91002. However, this monument appears to have been included within scheduled area of sm 10638 (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139295.

Worth, r. H. /tda/76(1944)39/sixth-third report on barrows/plate 2.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139296.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139297.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)164/shaugh prior 31.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139298.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139299.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139300.

Des=os/(22/8/1977)/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139301.

Des=ancient monuments/(7/1/2002)/as above.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV26818.

Not recorded (rchm app 1985).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record:
  • Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
  • Report - Survey: NMR CITING OS.
  • Migrated Record: AMD.
  • Migrated Record: AM.
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  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV42010Related to: Cairn on Lee Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 22 2015 11:05AM