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HER Number:MDV12995
Name:Pillow mound south-west of Saddle Bridge

Summary

A pillow mound set at right angles to a north east slope. It is 19.0 metres long, 4.0 metres wide and 0.9 metres high and is encompassed by a shallow ditch. Surveyed in 1977 and 1995.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 663 718
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system east of Down Ridge. Earthworks and walling remains of a Bronze Age field system adjoining the Venford Reave, with numerous hut circles, enclosures, cairns and a later medieval field system

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record (Yes): SX 67 SE 108
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/151
  • Pastscape: 443173

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monument Record, 1977, NMR SX6672/3, 166-170 (Aerial Photograph). SDV144287.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX67SE108 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV234885.

(Visited 18/07/1977) At SX 6635 7185 a pillow mound is set at right angles to a north east slope at 309 metres OD. It is 19.0 metres long, 4.0 metres wide and 0.9 metres high and is encompassed by a shallow ditch. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Visible on the 1977 aerial photograph.


Probert, S. A. J., 1995-1997, Royal Commission Survey on Down Ridge (Report - Survey). SDV363196.

(Visited 30/11/195) SX 6637 7185. The feature is as described in 1977. A similar mound (SX 67 SE 165) lies some 340 metres to the south.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144287Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. NMR SX6672/3. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 166-170.
SDV234885Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX67SE108. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.

Associated Monuments

MDV6493Related to: Hut 120 metres south-west of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV6495Related to: Hut 135 metres south-west of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV6494Related to: Hut circle in enclosure 75 metres south-west of Saddle Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe

Date Last Edited:Sep 3 2019 8:44AM