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HER Number:MDV25091
Name:Pillow mound 840 metres north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House

Summary

29 metre by 6 metre by 1.3 metre high, flat topped, oblong shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded on four sides by the 2.4 metre wide and 0.4 metre deep ditch from which construction material was quarried.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 575 651
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/240/19
  • Old SAM Ref: 24242

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 431 (Monograph). SDV320981.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK, 1190 (Aerial Photograph). SDV71055.


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

Pillow mound visible on north facing slope of Trowlesworthy Warren.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133547 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Pillow mound at SX57556510. This pillow mound forms part of Trowlesworthy Warren. It survives as a 29 metre by 6 metre by 1.3 metre high, flat topped, oblong shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded on four sides by the 2.4 metre wide and 0.4 metre deep ditch from which construction material was quarried.


National Trust and English Heritage, 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape, Page 105, number 102.429 (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.

Pillow mound at SX5755 6511. Sub-rectangular earthen mound, surrounded by a ditch, 2.5 metres wide and 0.2 metres deep. 27 metres long by 5 metres wide and 1 metre high, oriented south-south-west by north-north-east.


Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

Depicted on map.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Map object based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Depicted on the modern mapping. Map object based on this source.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

This monument includes a pillow mound situated on a gentle north west facing slope overlooking the River Plym.
This pillow mound survives as a 29m long, 6m wide and 1.3m high, flat-topped, oblong shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded by the 2.4m wide and 0.4m deep ditch from which material was quarried during its construction.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166309Report - non-specific: National Trust and English Heritage. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 102.130. A4 Comb Bound. Page 105, number 102.429.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133547.
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.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 431.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV71055Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1190.

Associated Monuments

MDV55275Related to: Pillow mound 830 metres north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon

Date Last Edited:May 16 2016 2:32PM