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HER Number:MDV5199
Name:Large cairn on Holne Lee north-west of Greatcombe


One of four cairns on Holne Lee 1140 metres north-west of Greatcombe. Cairn diameter 20.5 metres, height 0.8 metres. Has a 4 metre wide circular bank surrounding a circular area measuring 12.5 metres in diameter.


Grid Reference:SX 686 699
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/25
  • Old SAM Ref: 28764.02

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=est -/-/1999 (gerrard, s. ) at sx68646991. One of 4 cairns on holne lee situated 1220m sw of fore stoke (mpp).

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

Vis=ring cairn. Stone ring 15m diam internally, with bank 2.5m wide and 0.4m high. Much disturbed.5m wide entrance on ne side (turner).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=13/9/1973 (grinsell) truncated cairn. Diameter 20m, height 0.8m.

DIAM 20.0M, HEIG 800MM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152898.

Cairn.(diam 20.0m, heig 800mm).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152905.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152906.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)142.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV152907.

Aph=nmr sx6869/1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152908.

Turner, j. R. /pdas/48(1990)67/a32.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152909.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV152910.

Des=gerrard, s. /(19/5/1999)/as above.

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

Vis=20/4/1950 (os) cairn b. One of two cairns on holne lee. A large cairn robbed of most of its stones, giving ring cairn effect.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV152898Migrated Record: DIAM 20.0M, HEIG 800MM.
SDV152905Migrated Record:
SDV152906Migrated Record:
SDV152907Aerial Photograph:
SDV152908Migrated Record:
SDV152909Migrated Record:
SDV152910Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV13198Related to: Cairn on Holne Lee north-west of Greatcombe (Monument)
MDV5198Related to: Large cairn on Holne Lee north-west of Greatcombe (Monument)
MDV13209Related to: Small cairn on Holne Lee north-west of Greatcombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:May 22 2015 12:28PM