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HER Number:MDV3586
Name:Pillow mound A in a group north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House

Summary

Measures 30 metres by 6.7 metres wide by 0.6 metres high. The surrounding ditch survives as a 1.5 metre wide buried feature whose position is indicated by rich moss growth.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 568 650
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/240/12
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1976, SX5765, 4/16-18 (Aerial Photograph). SDV155850.


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

Group of seven pillow mounds on north facing slope of Trowlesworthy Warren at SX56946506, SX56886506, SX56916504, SX56986508, SX56986503, SX57026504, SX57066505 visible on the aerial photograph.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140639, 03/04/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

These 7 pillow mounds and associated gullies are situated in the valley bottom of the River Plym. All 7 survive as a flat topped, sub-rectangular mounds of soil and stone surrounded by ditches.
These pillow mounds lie in a relatively poorly drained position and a large gully leading through the area may have been constructed primarily to carry away water, although it may also have served as an animal run. This gully measures 1.5 metres wide and up to 1.2 metres deep and is connected to other gullies leading from pillow mounds D, G and H. Material upcast during the construction of this gully survives as a 2 metre wide and 0.4 metre high bank. One arm of this gully may have originally been connected to gully, but they were later separated by a bank.
A (SX56866504). Measures 30 metres by 6.7 metres wide by 0.6 metres high. The surrounding ditch survives as a 1.5 metre wide buried feature whose position is indicated by rich moss growth.


National Trust and English Heritage, 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape, Page 71, site 102.192a (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.

Sub-rectangular earthen mound situated to the north of curvilinear drain. Flanked by ditch around south-east side, 1.50 metres wide and 0.30 metres deep. One of a group of seven pillow mounds (102.192, 103.535 - 103.540) in the flat plain above the Plym, north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren Farm. Dimensions: Length 30 metres by 6.70 metres wide and 0.60 metres high. Orientation: east-south-east by west-north-west.


Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

Depicted on the map.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Mound is visible on the aerial photography.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155850Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. SX5765. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 4/16-18.
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. Page 71, site 102.192a.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140639, 03/04/1995.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88823 ]
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV114005Related to: Pillow mound B in a group north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV114006Related to: Pillow mound C in a group north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV114007Related to: Pillow mound D in a group north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV114008Related to: Pillow mound E in a group north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV114009Related to: Pillow mound F in a group north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV114010Related to: Pillow mound G in a group north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV56833Related to: Pillow mound in a group north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV56839Related to: VERMIN TRAP 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 18 2015 3:54PM