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HER Number:MDV120052
Name:Pillow mound 21 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy

Summary

Oval mound. Measures 10.8 metres by 6.6 metres by 0.2 metres high. Very low mound and no ditch was discovered. Planted over. Orientation south-west by north-east.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 531 666
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, OP21 (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.
OP21 SX 5318 6662. Oval mound. Measures 10.8 metres by 6.6 metres by 0.2 metres high. Very low mound and no ditch was discovered. 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, OP21. [Mapped feature: #79354 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV34217Part of: Warren in Olderwood Plantation (Monument)
MDV120046Related to: Pillow mound 15 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120045Related to: Small pillow mound 14 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