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HER Number:MDV3299
Name:Limsboro' Tumulus on Lynch Tor


Limsboro' Tumulus surrounding a rock outcrop on Lynch Tor has been robbed of most of its stones


Grid Reference:SX 565 805
Map Sheet:SX58SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Limsboro' Tumulus surrounding a rock outcrop on Lynch Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SE/5
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV214754.

Vis=visible (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214755.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214756.

Gover, j. E. B. + mawer, a. + stenton, f. M. /the place-names of devon/(1931)195.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV214757.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)144.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV214758.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1995 4377(13/4/1947).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=2/10/1950 (os) a very large collection of stones and granite blocks surrounding a natural outcrop of granite. At the north and east sides the structure has almost entirely disappeared, the material having been used in construction of shelters now ruined, which are close by. The condition of the feature is poor and the stones are spread over a wide area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV214754Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV214755Migrated Record:
SDV214756Migrated Record:
SDV214757Migrated Record:
SDV214758Aerial Photograph:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Feb 15 2013 9:46AM