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HER Number:MDV50625
Name:Pillow mound south-east of Legis Tor

Summary

One of a number of mounds forming Legistor Warren. Mound measures 30m long, 7m wide, 1.2m high and is surrounded by a 2m wide and 0.4m deep ditch. A 6m long shallow gully leads south-east from the mound.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 572 654
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/239/11
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130891 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

22/02/1993 One of a group of six pillow mounds forming part of Legis Tor Warren. The mounds survive within a partly enclosed area with the north, east and part of the southern edges being formed by boundaries associated with enclosures (subsheets 10 + 12). The remaining length of the south edge and part of the western edge is formed by a 200m length of ditch and bank similar in character to those surrounding the other enclosures within the warren. In this instance, however, the ditch is within the interior of the enclosure, and this would strongly suggest that this area was enclosed for a different purpose and reason to the others.
The pillow mounds survive as flat-topped, oblong-shaped mounds of soil and stone surrounded on at least three sides by the ditch from which construction material was quarried. Clearly defined shallow gullies lead from the lower end of many mounds. These have traditionally been interpreted as drainage ditches, but they may also have served as preferred access routes for rabbits and vermin. All of the mounds lie with their long axis across the hillslope. The other 5 pillow mounds are described separately; see related records.
Pillow mound A is 30m long, 7m wide, 1.2m high and is surrounded by a 2m wide and 0.4m deep ditch. A 6m long shallow gully leads south-east from the mound.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360209.

Visible on the lidar data.

Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361636.

Recorded.

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 130891.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #123874 ]
SDV361636Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV14144Part of: Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV127371Related to: Pillow mound east of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV127374Related to: Pillow mound east of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV127375Related to: Pillow mound east of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV127372Related to: Pillow mound north-east of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV127373Related to: Pillow mound north-east of 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
  • EDV8227 - Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 24 2020 1:19PM