HeritageGateway - Home

Login  |  Register
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV29993
Name:Pillow mound in Willings Walls Warren

Summary

One of a row of at least a dozen, arranged along the banks of Spanish Lake. Warren dates to the early 19th century and was worked with Hentor Warren until the 1930s. Mound measures 13.7 metres by 4 metres by 0.7 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 582 644
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/267

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (XIX to World War II - 1807 AD to 1939 AD (Between))

Full description

Haynes, R. G., Map of Willings Walls Warren (Cartographic). SDV175951.


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

'Pillow mound' shown on aerial photograph transcription - no reference given for photograph.


Mercer, R. J., 1987, An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986, Number X6, page 631 (Report - Survey). SDV165948.

One of a series of pillow mounds on the right bank of Spanish Lake. Sub-rectangular earthen mound, surrounded by a ditch, 1.0 metre wide and 0.30 metres deep. Many large stones of the foundation layer are visible around the sides. Dimensions 15 metres by 6 metres by 1.0 metre high.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140750, 15/4/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Pillow mound C at SX58206446. Measures 13.7 metres by 4 metres by 0.7 metres high. The mound is retained by a drystone revetment which is visible on all 4 sides. The surrounding ditch survives as a 2 metre wide and 0.1 metre deep hollow along the south side of the mound and elsewhere as a buried feature.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165948Report - Survey: Mercer, R. J.. 1987. An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986. Edinburgh Archaeological Services. A4 Comb Bound. Number X6, page 631.
SDV175951Cartographic: Haynes, R. G.. Map of Willings Walls Warren. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140750, 15/4/1995.
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.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86690 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13511Part of: Willings Walls Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 3 2015 11:50AM