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HER Number:MDV13388
Name:Pillow mounds at Corringdon Ball


Group of three pillow mounds at Corringdon. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.


Grid Reference:SX 674 605
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and surviving stone-walls of Bronze Age parallel reaves, field system and hut circles on Corringdon Ball and Treeland Downs, Bronze Age hut circles and medieval settlement at Newland's Brakes and pillow mounds on south side of Corringdon Ball

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/250
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, OS 84 75, 298 (Aerial Photograph). SDV162061.

Other details: Aph=os 84 75/298..

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 4076-4078 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

Robinson, R., 1978, Pillow mounds at Corringdon (Worksheet). SDV162059.

A pillow mound or rabbit bury lies north of Corringdon Farm on the open ground of Corringdon Ball, close to the field wall to the east. It is rectangular with round corners, lying up and down the slope, and is turf-covered. It measures 14.0 meters by 7.0 meters, height 1.0 meter. There is a trace of a surrounding ditch. The area is bracken covered in summer.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX66SE124 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV162060.

Three pillow mounds centred at SX675606. Two aligned with the slope, 12.0 by 5.5 meters and 0.8 meters high, with ditches 2.0 meters wide and 0.3 meters deep. The third follows the contour.

National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR SF1743, 64-71 (Aerial Photograph). SDV161746.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Three pillow mounds at SX67516058, SX67476054 and SX67506056 visible on Royal Air Force 1948 and National Monuments Record 1980 aerial photographs.

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

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Pillow mounds visible on aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4076-4078.
SDV161746Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR SF1743. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 64-71.
SDV162059Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1978. Pillow mounds at Corringdon. South Brent Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV162060Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX66SE124. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV162061Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. OS 84 75. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. 298.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #80910 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 16 2016 2:04PM