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HER Number:MDV18422
Name:Pillow mounds south of Tor Royal Farm

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:SX 601 725
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a pair of Medieval pillow mounds for housing rabbits 520 metres south of Tor Royal Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/145
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

FLETCHER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV10257.

Not visible (rchme app 1985). Vis=9/2/1989 (rchme) 2 ditched pillow mounds occupying a fairly steep e slope at 400m od. They lie, roughly parallel, down the slope in an enclosed, relatively stone-free arable field. Both earthen mounds, disturbed by rabbit burrows, have evidence of stones and boulders in their bases. They are flat-topped and square-ended. Vis=sx60117255.10.3m long, on average 4.2m wide and 1.1m high. The ditch, disturbed and silted at each end is c.1.5m wide and 0.4m deep. Vis=sx60107256.9.5m long a maximum 4.5m wide and 1.1m high with a silted ditch a maximum 1.7m wide and 0.4m deep (fletcher).

DNP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262393.

Pillow mound south of tor royal farm. Marked on os 6" (dnp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262395.

Des=dnp survey (6") of tor royal farm/(1982)in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262396.

Os 6"(1954).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262397.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262398.

Des=fletcher, m. J. /(9/2/1989)/rchme field investigation.

English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

Pair of pillow mounds depicted by survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV10257Migrated Record: FLETCHER.
SDV262393Migrated Record: DNP.
SDV262395Migrated Record:
SDV262396Migrated Record:
SDV262397Migrated Record:
SDV262398Migrated Record:
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped features: #82234 ; #82235 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV26101Related to: Granite quarries east of South Plantation (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 6 2018 3:10PM