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HER Number:MDV29975
Name:PILLOW MOUND in the Parish of Shaugh Prior


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


Grid Reference:SX 576 645
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/198/60
  • Old SAM Ref: 28651

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


12/4/1995 (gerrard) at sx57606450. Pillow mound forming part of trowlesworthy warren. Survives as a 14.5m by 5.5m by 0.7m high, flat-topped rectangular mound of earth + stone surrounded on 4 sides by the 1.5m wide, 0.2m deep ditch from which construction material was quarried. Leading from w end of ditch is a 10m long, 0.9m wide, 0.15m deep gully which may have served as a vermin trap (mpp).

AV, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175754.

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

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV175756.

Aph=no reference.

Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV175757.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175758.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175759.

Thackray, c.(ed)/the upper plym valley: the management of an historic landscape/(1994)79.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175760.

Crossing, w. /guide to dartmoor/(1990)431.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV175761.

Des=robertson, j. G. /the archaeology of the upper plym valley/(1991)254-6/unpub phd thesis:edinburgh.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV175754Migrated Record: AV.
SDV175756Aerial Photograph:
SDV175757National Monuments Record Database:
SDV175758Migrated Record:
SDV175759Migrated Record:
SDV175760Migrated Record:
SDV175761Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

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:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM