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HER Number:MDV125013
Name:Pillow mound 16 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. Oblong in shape, length measures 11.3 metres by 4.8 metres by 0.8 metres high built against enclosure wall.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 726
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, 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 16 (SX 6789 7262) Length measures 11.3 metres by 4.8 metres by 0.8 metres high built against enclosure wall.

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. Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage Report. Digital. [Mapped feature: #116105 ]
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.

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)
MDV125009Related to: Pillow mound 14 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125006Related to: Pillow mound 15 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV27690Related to: Ridge and furrow on southern part of Dartmeet (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2019 3:47PM