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HER Number:MDV120050
Name:Pillow mound 19 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy

Summary

Oval mound. Measures 3.7 metres by 2.2 metres by 0.4 metres high. Only half of this mound survives, presenting a low, ‘D’ shaped mound. The ditch is still visible planted over. Orientation north-west by south-east.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 530 667
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/35/8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (Early Medieval - 1066 AD to 1399 AD (Between))

Full description

Everett, C., 1978, Archaeological Survey of Some Woodlands Within the Dartmoor National Park, 13, Map 13, OP19 (Report - Survey). SDV360464.

One of 24 pillow mounds identified within Olderwood Plantation. This is one of a group of smaller, oval shaped mounds in the south and south-eastern section of the wood. These are thought to be earlier in date than the better-defined, oblong mounds in the northern sector of the plantation. Quite likely to be more, so far, unidentified examples.
OP19 SX 5308 6674. Oval mound. Measures 3.7 metres by 2.2 metres by 0.4 metres high. Only half of this mound survives, presenting a low, ‘D’ shaped mound. The ditch is still visible planted over. Orientation north-west by south-east. Large, low oval mounds – possibly medieval.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360464Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1978. Archaeological Survey of Some Woodlands Within the Dartmoor National Park. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital. 13, Map 13, OP19. [Mapped feature: #79352 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV34217Part of: Warren in Olderwood Plantation (Monument)
MDV120048Related to: Pillow mound 17 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120049Related to: Pillow mound 18 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120053Related to: Pillow mound 22 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7398 - Condition survey of Olderwood Plantation
  • EDV7426 - Archaeological survey of woodlands near Olderwood Plantation

Date Last Edited:Oct 16 2017 11:17AM