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HER Number:MDV26481
Name:Pillow Mound south of Rowbrook Farm

Summary

Post Medieval pillow mound to the south of Rowbrook Farm

Location

Grid Reference:SX 683 723
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: 443119
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/126/8
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX67SE90
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (XVI to XVIII - 1600 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, 1843, Widecombe in the Moor (Cartographic). SDV290272.

Pillow mound/rabbit berry shown on Tithe map to the south of Roughbrook Field No 2193 called Lower Wester Park.


Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 2375-6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.


French, H. + Linehan, C. D., 1963, Abandoned Medieval Sites in Widecombe in the Moor, 168 (Article in Serial). SDV345196.

There is a lease dated 23rd April, 1613 concerning this pillow mound located on Spitchwick Common. William, Earl of Bath gives the lease to Richard Reynelt Esq and Walter Fursland of Bickington, in which they are given certain rights in connection with maintaining and keeping a warren.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 974 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Site visited on 15th May 1979. Cropmark in the vicinity of this mound.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX67SE (Cartographic). SDV345957.

Pillow mound within a field system. Visible on aerial photgraph.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 123 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Pillow mounds for rabbits were constructed around the head of the Rowbrook and along the east and south flanks of Vag Hill in the 17th century.


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

Pillow mounds and vermin traps south of Rowbrook Farm were considered for designation as Scheduled Ancient Monuments in 2004. Other details: Site 47.


National Monuments Record, 2010, 443119 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346012.

Two pillow mounds near Logator rocks measuring 20 metres in length, 7 metres wide and 1.5 metres high. The pillow mound at SX 68337229 is aligned on a south-east slope. It is probably part of Vag Hill Warren. Other details: SX67SE90.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2375-6.
SDV290272Cartographic: Unknown. 1843. Widecombe in the Moor. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 123.
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. 974.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #85314 ]
SDV345196Article in Serial: French, H. + Linehan, C. D.. 1963. Abandoned Medieval Sites in Widecombe in the Moor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 95. A5 Hardback. 168.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345957Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX67SE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV346012National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 443119. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV6524Related to: Pillow Mound 340 meters south of Rowbrook Farm (Monument)
MDV59505Related to: Pillow Mound south-west of Luckey Tor (Monument)
MDV59506Related to: Pillow Mound south-west of Luckey Tor (Monument)
MDV30102Related to: Vermin Trap south of Rowbrook Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2013 10:43AM