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HER Number:MDV120051
Name:Pillow mound 20 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy

Summary

Large low oval mound isolated in the western side of the wood. Measures 20.0 metres by 9.0 metres by 0.6 metres high. No sign of a ditch could be found. Planted over. Orientation south-west by north-east.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 527 664
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, OP20 (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.
OP20 SX 5274 6647. Large low oval mound. Measures 20.0 metres by 9.0 metres by 0.6 metres high. No sign of a ditch could be found. Planted over. Orientation south-west by north-east.

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, OP20. [Mapped feature: #79353 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV34217Part of: Warren in Olderwood Plantation (Monument)
MDV34215Related to: Mine shaft in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV34271Related to: Trial pits 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 11:21AM