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Monument Number 443256

Hob Uid: 443256
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6171074200
Summary : Pillow mounds previously misidentified as barrows
More information : (SX 61717420) Tumulus (NR) (1)

A small tumulus. (2)

Ditched mound believed pillow mound, 18th/19th century. Diameters
9m by 5m, height 0.9m. (3)

This is not a barrow but a pillow mound which measures 8.1m. by
4.0m., and is 0.9m. high. A second pillow mound, at SX 61687419,
measures 5.2m. by 2.7m. and is 0.7m. high. Both have the long axis
pointing down the slope, and a surrounding ditch 1.2m. wide and
0.2m. deep. See ground photograph.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 and at 1:2500 for AO Records. (4)

SX 61717420. A well preserved pillow mound situated on a gentle E-facing slope above the West Dart River. The disturbed, rather square ended, mound measures 8.6m by 4.1m with a maximum height of 1.0m; little surface stone is evident. The well defined but silted ditch is 1.2m wide and a maximum of 0.5m deep.

SX 61687418. This pillow mound, situated on a gentle SE-facing slope, is 4.7m by 3.1m and on average 0.7m high. Its silted ditch is 1.2m wide and 0.3m deep, except on the downhill side where it is evident only as a slight scarp. No stone is traceable.

Possible pillow mound ? (5-6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 33 1901 498 plan (A B Prowse)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon Arch Soc 36 1978 179 (L V Grinsell)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 23-JAN-80
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME App Dartmoor (NMR SX 6273/1/24 22-APR-76)
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 MJF 17-FEB-88
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Pillow Mound
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Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Pillow Mound
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Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 SW 8
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 SW 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-01-23
End Date : 1980-01-23
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: DUCHY FARMS PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1987-01-01
End Date : 1993-12-31