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HER Number:MDV28977
Name:Pillow mounds in warren north-east of Buckfastleigh Moor


Recorded from aerial photographs and appear to be visible on lidar data; group of mounds mostly aligned north-west by south-east.


Grid Reference:SX 681 676
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Several pillow mounds on east side of Buckfastleigh Moor, 480 metres from Lud Gate

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/265/2
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Group of mounds recorded at SX6809 6758 within an enclosed area, and further scattered mounds at SX6817 6768.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360208.

A number of potential pillow mounds are visible on the lidar data at the locations noted by the Royal Commission. Exact number unclear; requires further verification on the ground.

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV360208Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped features: #86291 ; #86292 ; #86293 ; #86294 ; #86295 ; #86296 ; #86297 ; #86298 ; #86299 ; #86300 ; #86301 ; #86302 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV24746Part of: Rabbit warren north-east of Buckfastleigh Moor (Monument)
MDV24688Related to: PILLOW MOUND in the Parish of West Buckfastleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 5 2017 12:53PM