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HER Number:MDV56852
Name:Round cairn on Lee Moor 950 metres south-east of Great Trowlesworthy Tor


Vis=5/6/1996 (gerrard) round cairn survives as a 4.7m diam and 0.8m high circular mound of stones + earth.


Grid Reference:SX 586 636
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/536
  • Old SAM Ref: 28793

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description


A 6m diam and 0.4m deep circular pit lies 6m to the wnw of the cairn. A further small rectangular pit dug into the bottom of this pit measures 1.7m by 1m by 0.4m deep. The function and date are currently unknown, although the possibility of them being military cannot be discounted. These pits are not included within the scheduling (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137452.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

This monument includes a round cairn situated on a south facing slope of Lee Moor overlooking Whitehill Yeo China Clay Works. The cairn survives as a 4.7m diameter and 0.8m high circular mound of stones and earth. A circular pit lying 6m to the WNW whose function and date are currently unknown is not included in the scheduling. However, other archaeological features surviving within the vicinity of this monument are the subject of separate schedulings. This monument is in the care of the Secretary of State.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137452Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV103579Related to: Cairn 800 metres south-east of Great Trowelsworthy Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 15 2015 10:18AM