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HER Number:MDV14154
Name:Six pillow mounds, Harford


Early 20th century pillow mounds noted in this area; constructed by the china clay workers at Leftlake and Redlake to supplement their food supply.


Grid Reference:SX 654 594
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NE47
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 441221
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/251

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (Constructed, XIX to Late 20th Century - 1900 AD (Between) to 1999 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166101.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1190, 1140-1141 (Aerial Photograph). SDV163731.

Royal Air Force, 1953, RAF/58/1110, 0050 (Aerial Photograph). SDV142083.

Unamed mounds shown on Ordnace Survey 25 inch 1953 at SX 65245917, SX 65335928, SX 65375944 and SX 65655984).

Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, 124, table 2?, 3 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.

SX 654594. Warren with six pillow mounds listed, in the vicinity of the Redlake tramway, Ugborough.

National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR SF1743, 080 (Aerial Photograph). SDV161746.

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

Three pillow mounds visible on 1946 RAF aerial photograph and 1980 NMR aerial at SX 65655984, SX 65375943 and SX 65245917.

Harris, H., 1986, Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor (Revised Edition), 96-7 (Monograph). SDV295019.

Workers in the Redlake and Leftlake china clay industry, 1910 to 1932, built rabbit warrens to augment their food supply. The remains of these can be seen in several places along the course of the old mineral railway. Possibly the unamed mounds shown on Ordnance Survey 25 inch 1953 at SX 6545928, SX 65335928, SX 65375944 and SX 65655984.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV142083Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1953. RAF/58/1110. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. 0050.
SDV161746Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR SF1743. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 080.
SDV163731Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1140-1141.
SDV166101Migrated Record:
SDV295019Monograph: Harris, H.. 1986. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor (Revised Edition). Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 96-7.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. 124, table 2?, 3.
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

MDV3138Related to: The Redlake China Clay Railway, Harford & Dratmoor Forest Parishes (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 13 2021 9:10AM