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HER Number:MDV42010
Name:Cairn on Lee Moor


Cairn lying on a west facing slope north of Spanish Lake. It consists of a grass and heather covered mound of earth and stone 7m in diameter and 0.5m high with a central hollow revealing an internal retaining kerb 5m in diameter.


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/396
  • Old SAM County Ref: 493
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 10638
  • Old SAM Ref: 10638

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Mesolithic to Late Bronze Age - 8000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description


Vis=30/6/1994 (gerrard) round cairn 7m in diam, 0.7m high. A number of retaining stones visible around e part of mound, indicating the presence of an internal kerb, which survives largely as a buried feature. A central hollow, 2m by 1.7m by 0.5m deep, suggests previous partial early excavation or robbing (mpp).

Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Indication of stone ring/ring cairn beneath cairn (turner).

WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Cairn with retaining circle, within this is a random kerb retaining circle 2.591m diam. No trace of kistvaen (worth).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=4/9/1975 (grinsell) cairn. Claimed by worth to have an inner retaining circle c 2.7m diam. Cairn is 7.0m diam and 0.6m high (grinsell).

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV164732.

Vis=estimated -/-/1991 (ancient monuments) cairn lying close to sx56se/65 on a west facing slope north of spanish lake. It consists of a grass and heather covered mound of earth and stone 7m in diameter and 0.5m high with a central hollow revealing an internal retaining kerb 5m in diameter (ancient monuments).

NMR CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV164735.

Vis=28/8/1977 (os) a small round cairn, 6.8m diam and 0.7m high. On a slight w facing clitter-strewn slope. Half a retaining circle consisting of 6 stones, average size 0.7m by 0.2m and 0.4m high, is set within the perimeter. The central area has been disturbed (nmr citing os).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164737.

Not recorded (rchm app 1985).

AMD, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164739.

Gerrard's mpp submission appears to transpose sx56se/65 + sx56se396. The above description is attached to sx56se/65, but description + ngr match sx56ne/396 (amd).

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV164740.

Vis=est -/-/2000 (ancient monuments) 2 round cairns 600m ene of great trowlesworthy tor.

AM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164741.

Two closely spaced cairns. The n mound is 7m in diam, up to 0.7m high. A number of retaining stones visible around e part. Central hollow suggests partial early excavation. S cairn lies 3m away and is 6m in diam by 0.7m high, and contains a cist placed eccentrically in its e side. Both side + end slabs of cist are in place. It measures 1.2m by 0.6m by 0.4m deep (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164742.

Des=ancient monuments.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164743.

Worth, r. H. /tda/76(1944)39/63rd report on barrows.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164744.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)164/shaugh prior 32.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164745.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)83.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164746.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164747.

Des=photos by s. Gerrard/(30/6/1994)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164748.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164749.

Des=ancient monuments/(-/-/2000)/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV164750.

Des=os/(28/8/1977)/as above.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV164732Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV164735Report - Survey: NMR CITING OS.
SDV164737Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV164739Migrated Record: AMD.
SDV164740Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV164741Migrated Record: AM.
SDV164742Migrated Record:
SDV164743Migrated Record:
SDV164744Migrated Record:
SDV164745Migrated Record:
SDV164746Migrated Record:
SDV164747Migrated Record:
SDV164748Migrated Record:
SDV164749Migrated Record:
SDV164750Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..
SDV6808Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments

MDV2495Related to: Cairn on Lee Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 18 2015 3:11PM