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HER Number:MDV29966
Name:Pillow mound south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor


'pillow mound' shown on ap transcription by rchm app - no reference given.(av).


Grid Reference:SX 574 638
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/198/67
  • Old SAM Ref: 22429(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=10/3/1994 (gerrard) at sx57466389. Mound 20.6m by 6.4m by 1m high, surrounded by 1.9m wide and 0.4m deep quarry ditch. The 2 gullies leading from its lower end measure 11m long, 0.5m wide, 0.2m deep, cut animal run sx56se/364 and lead into sx56se/376 (mpp).

MERCER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV121316.

At sx57466386. Ub-rectangular earthen mound, in which basal layer of stone foundation is visible. It is surrounded by ditch, 2.30m wide and 0.40m deep. Two ditches continue from sw end and drain into ditch see sx56se/370, cutting across drain see sx56se/364. Dimensions: length 21m x breadth 6.50m x height 1.10m (mercer).

AV, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV176997.

'pillow mound' shown on ap transcription by rchm app - no reference given.(av).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV177000.

Aph=no reference.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177001.

Mercer, r. J. /upper plym valley survey/(1987)39.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177002.

Haynes map of trowlesworthy/in plymouth city library.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177003.

Des=national trust/the upper plym valley: the management of an historic landscape/(1994)13/102.039.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177004.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV121316Migrated Record: MERCER.
SDV176997Migrated Record: AV.
SDV177000Aerial Photograph:
SDV177001Migrated Record:
SDV177002Migrated Record:
SDV177003Migrated Record:
SDV177004Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86675 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Mar 11 2013 2:47PM