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HER Number:MDV32066
Name:Pillow mound 790 metres north-north-east of Blackaton Cross

Summary

Pillow mound forming part of Trowlesworthy Warren. Survives as a 20.4 metre by 7 metre by 0.5 metre high, flat topped, oblong shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded on four sides by the ditch from which construction material was quarried. This ditch survives as a 2.3 metre wide by 0.5 metre deep hollow along the southern side of the mound and as a 0.6 metre wide by 0.2 metre deep gully along the north.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 638
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 66
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/198/75
  • Old SAM Ref: 24247

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Haynes, R. G., Map of Trowlesworthy Warren (Cartographic). SDV165949.


Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 431 (Monograph). SDV320981.


Mercer, R. J., 1987, An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986, 1 (Report - Survey). SDV165948.

Pillow mound. Sub-rectangular earthen mound, surrounded by a ditch, 2m wide and 0.30m deep. Dimensions: length 23m x breadth 5m x height 0.50m (mercer).


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130928, 30/6/1994 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Pillow mound forming part of Trowlesworthy Warren. Survives as a 20.4 metre by 7 metre by 0.5 metre high, flat topped, oblong shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded on four sides by the ditch from which construction material was quarried. This ditch survives as a 2.3 metre wide by 0.5 metre deep hollow along the southern side of the mound and as a 0.6 metre wide by 0.2 metre deep gully along the north.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 51 (Monograph). SDV137656.


National Trust and English Heritage, 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape, 1 (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.


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

Depicted on the 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. Map 51.
SDV165948Report - Survey: Mercer, R. J.. 1987. An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986. Edinburgh Archaeological Services. A4 Comb Bound. 1.
SDV165949Cartographic: Haynes, R. G.. Map of Trowlesworthy Warren. Unknown.
SDV166309Report - non-specific: National Trust and English Heritage. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 102.130. A4 Comb Bound. 1.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130928, 30/6/1994.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 431.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87383 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV55259Related to: Pillow mound 770 metres north of Blackaton Cross (Monument)
MDV55258Related to: Pillow mound 770 metres north of Blackaton Cross (Monument)
MDV55257Related to: Pillow mound 860 metres north-north-west of Blackaton Cross (Monument)
MDV55290Related to: Pillow mound 860 metres south-south-east of Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV55260Related to: Streamworks within the valley bottom of the Blacka Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2015 10:45AM