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HER Number:MDV26478
Name:Pillow mound 1 on Yartor Down

Summary

One of 25 pillow mounds on south Yartor Down, around 450 meters north of the River Dart. Overlying the Dartmeet parallel reave system, these mounds are part of the Vaghill Warren. Oblong in shape, length measures 14 metres by 5.8 metres wide by 0.8 metres high, external ditch on three sides.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 681 730
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 89
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/126/7
  • Pastscape: 443116
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6773/1, 75-79 (Aerial Photograph). SDV285717.


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

Three pillow mounds situated at SX68117299, SX68107307 and SX68117315 on the 1977 aerial photograph. Probably part of warren SX67SE/126 and related to the Warren House SX67SE/40.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 121, map 12 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Pillow mound depicted by Butler.121, map 12
Pillow mound depicted by Butler.


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

Part of Dartmeet coaxial field system (Northern Part) which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 43.


English Heritage, 2005, Medieval Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345602.

Pillow mound on south Yartor Down, overlying the Dartmeet parallel reave system.


Newman, P., 2008, Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV347061.

One of twenty five pillow mounds on the south and eastern slope of Vag Hill (centred SX 6800 7280); part of the Vaghill Warren.
Pillow Mound 1 (SX 6810 7306) Length measures 14 metres by 5.8 metres wide by 0.8 metres high, external ditch on three sides.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV285717Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6773/1. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 75-79.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 121, map 12.
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.
SDV345602Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Medieval Survey Information. English Heritage Report. Digital. [Mapped feature: #116118 ]
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV6523Part of: Vaghill Warren, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV6030Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV16718Related to: Pillow mound 2 on Yartor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2019 4:32PM