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HER Number:MDV32069
Name:Pillow mound 490 metres south of Trowlesworthy Warren House

Summary

Part of Trowlesworthy Warren. Survives as a 28 metre by 6.5 metre by 1 metre high, flat-topped rectangular mound of soil and stone surrounded on four sides by 1.3 metre wide, 0.3 metre ditch. Lies on top of earlier tin streamworking spoil dumps, but no attempt appears to have been made to take advantage of this. Instead the pillow mound lies at an angle to the dumps, and therefore lies on top of at least four.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 566 643
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/198/76
  • Old SAM Ref: 24238

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 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.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Mound is clearly visible on the aerial photography, at SX56622 64321.


Mercer, R. J., 1987, An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986, 4 (Report - Survey). SDV165948.

Pillow mound. Subrectangular earthen mound surrounded by a ditch. Dimensions: length 28 metres by breadth 6 metres by height 0.80 metres.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140330, 16/3/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Part of Trowlesworthy Warren. Survives as a 28 metre by 6.5 metre by 1 metre high, flat-topped rectangular mound of soil and stone surrounded on four sides by 1.3 metre wide, 0.3 metre ditch from which construction material was quarried.
Lies on top of earlier tin streamworking spoil dumps, but no attempt appears to have been made to take advantage of this. Instead the pillow mound lies at an angle to the dumps, and therefore lies on top of at least four.


National Trust and English Heritage, 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape, 1 / 102.004 (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.

SX5666 6429. Pillow mound; sub-rectangular earthern mound, surrounded by a ditch. Length 28 metres, width 6 metres, 0.8 metres high.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

This version of the aerial photography shows the mound in exactly the same location as the 1940s aerial photography.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

Note: the polygon for the scheduling is located 40 metres to the south-east of the location of the mound, as plotted from the aerial photographs.

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. 4.
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 / 102.004.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140330, 16/3/1995.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 431.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital. [Mapped feature: #87384 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV55260Related to: Streamworks within the valley bottom of the Blacka Brook (Monument)
MDV14357Related to: Vermin trap 490 metres south of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV14358Related to: Vermin trap 520 metres south-south-west of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV32068Related to: WALL in the Parish of Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2015 11:56AM