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HER Number:MDV42216
Name:Cairn on Lee Moor


One of a group of 2 cairns. A small mound, mutilated, turf and heather covered. Large hollow in centre.


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

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/395
  • Old SAM Ref: 10641

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV147446.

One of a group of 2 cairns. A small mound, mutilated, turf and heather covered. Large hollow in centre. Vis=4/9/1974 (grinsell) 2 cairns at willings walls warren,both hollowed towards centre. Diameter of first is 6.5m, height 0.3m; diameter of second 5.5m, height 0.3m (grinsell). Vis=nb (fmg) there is a considerable similarity of description between these sites and those of sx56se/16. However, both pairs were visited by the same os investigator on the same day, and given different numbers (fmg). Vis=not recorded (rchm app 1985). Vis=estimated -/-/1991 (ancient monuments) this cairn with a cist lies on a west facing slope, close to another cairn (see sx56se/22) and is one of several on this part of lee moor. It is built of a few large stones without much earth or turf cover and is 3m in diameter and 0.3m high. The cist consists of both end and side slabs rather irregularly positioned and 0.8m in length by 0.6m wide by 0.3m deep. The coverstone is missing (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV147447.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV147448.

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

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - Survey: AM.
  • Migrated Record:
  • Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV2418Related to: Cairn on Lee Moor (Monument)
MDV2424Related to: Hut circles on Lee Moor Hut circles on Lee Mooe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 27 2015 10:06AM