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HER Number:MDV40206
Name:Pillow mound on Wigford Down, Meavy


Identified by the 1985 aerial photograph project as a 'pillow mound'; this identification not confirmed. Not seen during the 2020 survey.


Grid Reference:SX 541 649
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/125

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND? (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

SX 5416 6480 'Pillow mound' depicted on paper map overlay (but not described) in 1985 aerial photograph project. No photograph reference given. Another (MDV40207) also shown to the east at SX 5410 6480.
NB: The digitised map layer based on this historic survey shows two pillow mounds marked to the north; one of which appears to be a mis-identification of the longhouse (MDV15009). It seems likely that these two records were mis-placed on the HER and should have been located further north, although subsequent survey suggests there are no pillow mounds in the vicinity; only the medieval site MDV15009. This record has been relocated; MDV40207 is now a hut circle record (Richards, A. F., 31/07/2020).

Newman, P., 2019-2020, Survey data from various sites on Dartmoor (Cartographic). SDV363779.

Newman's survey does not show this feature.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic. [Mapped feature: #126662 ]
SDV363779Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2019-2020. Survey data from various sites on Dartmoor. GIS ShapeFile. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV40211Related to: Medieval field system on Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)
MDV2219Related to: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV15009Related to: Wigford Down medieval site, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8316 - Wigford Down PAL survey

Date Last Edited:Jul 31 2020 1:54PM