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HER Number:MDV125019
Name:Pillow mound 7 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 15.2 metres by 4.8 metres wide by 1.1 metres high, external ditch on three sides.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 682 727
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, 121, Map 12.1 (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 7 (SX 6822 7274) Length measures 15.2 metres by 4.8 metres wide by 1.1 metres high, external ditch on three sides.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, DAR-SPK22 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 27/03/2019 Noted as 40% cover of bracken and bramble. Condition is quite good Photos X 2 taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, DAR-SPK22 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 27/03/2019 Photos X 2 taken 1) looking north east 2) looking south

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. 121, Map 12.1.
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: #116112 ]
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-SPK22.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. DAR-SPK22.

Associated Monuments

MDV6523Part of: Vaghill Warren, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV6030Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV125021Related to: Pillow mound 3 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125022Related to: Pillow mound 4 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125020Related to: Pillow mound 5 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125018Related to: Pillow mound 6 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV15714Related to: Strip lynchets 150 meters north of Rowbrook Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2019 12:03PM