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HER Number:MDV120054
Name:Pillow mound 23 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy

Summary

Oval mound. Measures 12.6 metres by 7.7 metres by 0.3 metres (maximum) high. The mound is very low, but a surrounding ditch is just visible. Planted over. Orientation north-north-west by south-south-east.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 529 667
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, OP23 (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.
OP23 SX 5298 6676. Oval mound. Measures 12.6 metres by 7.7 metres by 0.3 metres (maximum) high. The mound is very low, but a surrounding ditch is just visible. Planted over. Orientation north-north-west by south-south-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, OP23. [Mapped feature: #79356 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV34217Part of: Warren in Olderwood Plantation (Monument)
MDV34216Related to: Mine shaft 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 11:24AM