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HER Number:MDV29971
Name:Pillow Mound in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Pillow mound to the north of Prehistoric Enclosure (K) within Trowlesworthy Warren

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 645
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/198/63
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

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 (Dartmoor) (Interpretation). SDV319854.

'Pillow mound' shown on transcription.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140653 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 4th April 1995. Pillow mound at SX57016456. Pillow mound within an historic field system. Survives as a 22 metre by 8 metre by 1 metre high, flat topped, sub-rectangular mound of soil and stone surrounded by a 1.5 metre wide and 0.3 metre deep ditch. A 6 metres long by 0.9 metres wide and 0.1 metre deep gully leads south-west from the mound's ditch. This gully probably represents an animal run in which rabbits and vermin could have been trapped.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Figure 51.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Pillow mound shown on Figure 51.1.


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the managagement of an historic landscape, 41, 102.113 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Sub-rectangular earthen mound surrounded by ditch, 1.5 metres wide. Bisected by drain. Dimensions 22 metres by 8 metres by 1 metre high.


English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

Pillow mound shown on survey.


Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Mound visible on aerial photograph.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Feature shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. Figure 51.1.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the managagement of an historic landscape. 41, 102.113.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140653.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor). Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #117414 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

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:Apr 5 2019 2:13PM