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HER Number:MDV34217
Name:Warren in Olderwood Plantation

Summary

Rabbit warren in Olderwood Plantation, consisting of at least 22 pillow mounds. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 52 66
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Rabbit warren in Olderwood Plantation, consisting of at least 22 pillow mounds

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/35
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RABBIT WARREN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, 72/990 (Unknown). SDV346475.

A warren is referred to in 'Holrood Parks' - probably Olderwood in 1655.


1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Tithe map of 1840 shows a warren in the northern sector of the wood.


Everett, C., 1988, Olderwood Warren (Site Visit). SDV271674.

Warren in Olderwood Plantation containing at least 22 pillow mounds. There are three types of pillow mounds in the warren: substantial, large rectangular mounds 10.0 – 15.0 meters long and over 1.0 meter high, very small and degraded mounds mostly under 6.0 meters long and less than 1.0 meter high, and large but very low mounds 10.0 – 13.0 meters long and well under 1.0 meter high. Other details: Annotated plan included. Map object based on this Source.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV271674Site Visit: Everett, C.. 1988. Olderwood Warren. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV346475Unknown: Unknown. 72/990. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV120058Parent of: Fragments of wall in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV45585Parent of: Pillow mound 1 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120041Parent of: Pillow mound 10 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120042Parent of: Pillow mound 11 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120043Parent of: Pillow mound 12 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120044Parent of: Pillow mound 13 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120046Parent of: Pillow mound 15 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120047Parent of: Pillow mound 16 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120048Parent of: Pillow mound 17 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120049Parent of: Pillow mound 18 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120050Parent of: Pillow mound 19 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV45583Parent of: Pillow mound 2 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120051Parent of: Pillow mound 20 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120052Parent of: Pillow mound 21 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120053Parent of: Pillow mound 22 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120054Parent of: Pillow mound 23 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120055Parent of: Pillow mound 24 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV45584Parent of: Pillow mound 3 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV45586Parent of: Pillow mound 4 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV45587Parent of: Pillow mound 5 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV45588Parent of: Pillow mound 6 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV35354Parent of: Pillow mound 7 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV35355Parent of: Pillow mound 8 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120040Parent of: Pillow mound 9 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120045Parent of: Small pillow mound 14 in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV34214Related to: Mine shaft in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV34215Related to: Mine shaft in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV34272Related to: Mine shaft in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120057Related to: Platform in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV120056Related to: Trial pit in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)
MDV34269Related to: Trial pits in Olderwood Plantation, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7398 - Condition survey of Olderwood Plantation
  • EDV7426 - Archaeological survey of woodlands near Olderwood Plantation

Date Last Edited:Oct 16 2017 12:15PM