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HER Number:MDV125006
Name:Pillow mound 15 on Yartor Down

Summary

One of 25 pillow mounds on south Yartor Down, around 450 meters north of the River Dart. Overlying the Dartmeet parallel reave system, these mounds are part of the Vaghill Warren. Oval pillow mound. Measures 17.9 metres in length by 5.6 metres by 0.8 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 725
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE89
  • Pastscape: 443116

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (Constructed, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 122, Map 13.1 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Pillow mound depicted by Butler.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Part of Dartmeet coaxial field system (Northern Part) which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 43.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Medieval Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345602.

Pillow mound on south Yartor Down, overlying the Dartmeet parallel reave system.


Newman, P., 2008, Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV347061.

One of twenty five pillow mounds on the south and eastern slope of Vag Hill (centred SX 6800 7280); part of the Vaghill Warren.
Pillow Mound 15 (SX 6786 7257). Measures 17.9 metres in length by 5.6 metres by 0.8 metres high.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, DAR-SPK14 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 14/02/2019 Long mound has three substantial thorn trees growing along its length. Also likely to be bracken covered later in season. Photos X 2 taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, DAR-SPK14 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 14/02/2019 Photos X 2 taken 1) looking south 2) looking north

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 122, Map 13.1.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345602Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage Report. Digital. [Mapped feature: #116099 ]
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. DAR-SPK14.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. DAR-SPK14.

Associated Monuments

MDV6523Part of: Vaghill Warren, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV6030Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV6486Related to: Group of hut circles and enclosures on south Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125014Related to: Pillow mound 11 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125010Related to: Pillow mound 12 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125011Related to: Pillow mound 13 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125009Related to: Pillow mound 14 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125013Related to: Pillow mound 16 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125012Related to: Pillow mound 17 on Yartor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2019 10:31AM