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HER Number:MDV49780
Name:Pillow mound 220 metres south-west of Legis Tor

Summary

Pillow mound survives as a 13 metre long, 4.7 metre wide and 1.1 metre high, flat-topped, oblong-shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded on four sides by the 2.6 metres wide and 0.8 metres deep ditch from which material was quarried during the construction of the mound.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 569 654
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/239/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 24127

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, 141 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130894, 22/2/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Pillow mound survives as a 13 metre long, 4.7 metre wide and 1.1 metre high, flat-topped, oblong-shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded on four sides by the 2.6 metres wide and 0.8 metres deep ditch from which material was quarried during the construction of the mound.
This mound forms part of the rabbit warren at Legis Tor which is sometimes called New Warren and may have operated jointly with Trowlesworthy Warren until recent times when it became an adjunct of Ditsworthy Warren. The name New Warren strongly suggests that there was an earlier warren on the site.
Dating of the warren is difficult because there are no early documentary references, although it is generally accepted that the warren on the other side of the Plym at Trowlesworthy had been established by 1292.


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

Depicted on the modern mapping.


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

This monument includes a pillow mound situated on the south west facing slope of Legis Tor overlooking the valley of Legis Lake. The pillow mound survives as a 13m long, 4.7m wide and 1.1m high, flat-topped, oblong shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded on four sides by the 2.6m wide and 0.8m deep ditch from which material was quarried during the construction of the mound.
This mound forms part of the rabbit warren at Legis Tor which is sometimes called New Warren and may have operated jointly with Trowlesworthy Warren until recent times when it became an adjunct of Ditsworthy Warren. The name New Warren strongly suggests that there was an earlier warren on the site.
Dating of the warren is difficult because there are no early documentary references, although it is generally accepted that the warren on the other side of the River Plym at Trowlesworthy had been established by 1292.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130894, 22/2/1993.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. 141.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #93581 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV14144Part of: Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV49779Related to: Pillow mound 180 metres west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV49778Related to: Pillow mound 40 metres east of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV3421Related to: Vermin trap at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV49777Related to: Vermin trap near Legis Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area

Date Last Edited:May 16 2016 2:32PM