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HER Number:MDV15374
Name:Pillow mound south-west of Rook Tor, Cornwood

Summary

A pillow mound of probable medieval to post-medieval date is visible on aerial photographs of 1969 and visualisations derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, on the south-facing slopes below Rook Tor, Cornwood.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 602 613
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/146

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV162378.

Des=worksheet in parish file.

Greeves, T. A. P., Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV69961.

Vis=14/4/1982 (greeves). Large pillow mound on the open moor aligned down slope. Obscured by rhododendrons.

Ordnance Survey, 1969, OS/69296, OS/69296 V 010-011 29-JUN-1969 - SDV361475 (Aerial Photograph). SDV361475.

A ditched mound is visible as an earthwork.

Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX6061 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

A ditched mound is identifiable as an earthwork.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

A ditched mound is visible as an earthwork.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2019-2020, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP) (Interpretation). SDV362982.

A pillow mound, an artificial rabbit burrow of probable medieval to post-medieval date, is visible on aerial photographs of 1969 as a ditched earthwork mound circa 27m long and 6m wide, aligned across the contours of the south-facing slopes below Rook Tor. The enclosing ditch, made to aid drainage, is under 1m wide.
The mound is clearly visible, despite scrub vegetation, on images derived from aerial photographs of 2015 to 2017 and remains identifiable as an earthwork on visualisations derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV162378Migrated Record:
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX6061 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017.
SDV361475Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1969. OS/69296. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/69296 V 010-011 29-JUN-1969 - SDV361475.
SDV362982Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2019-2020. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8098 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey, Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (Ref: ACD2040)

Date Last Edited:Oct 31 2019 6:12PM