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HER Number:MDV125023
Name:Pillow mound 18 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 19.2 metres by 5.6 metres wide by 1.4 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 675 727
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: SX 67 SE 89
  • 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 13.6 (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 18 (SX 6751 7271) Length measures 19.2 metres by 5.6 metres wide by 1.4 metres high.


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

Visited 03/01/2019. Although dense, impenetrable gorse covers much of the lower, western slopes of Vag Hill, these features (including pillow mounds) are described as relatively free of vegetation.

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 13.6.
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: #116120 ]
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV6523Part of: Vaghill Warren, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV6030Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV125314Related to: Hut circles in Dartmeet reave system (Monument)
MDV125024Related to: Pillow mound 19 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125025Related to: Pillow mound 20 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125026Related to: Pillow mound 21 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125027Related to: Pillow mound 22 on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV125028Related to: Pillow mound 23 on Yartor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 25 2019 4:19PM