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HER Number:MDV52672
Name:Pillow Mound within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior


Pillow Mound to south-east of Trowlesworthy Warren farmstead within Trowlesworthy Warren


Grid Reference:SX 569 647
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/198/85
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (XIII to XIX - 1300 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Haynes, R. G., Map of Trowlesworthy Warren (Cartographic). SDV165949.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140602 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 4th April 1995. Pillow mound within an historic field system. Survives as a 24 metre by 6 metre by 1.2 metre high, flat topped, sub-rectangular mound of soil and stone surrounded by a 1.8 metre wide and 0.3 metre deep ditch.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 44, 102 128 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Sub-rectangular earthen mound with ditch surrounding it, except on north-east side. Ditch is 1.5 metres wide and 0.2 metres deep. Mound is 24 metres long by 6 metres wide and 1.2 metres high.

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

Feature visible on Lidar data.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 439294, SX56SE66 (Website). SDV362732.

Trowlesworthy Warren pillow mounds and vermin traps.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 44, 102 128.
SDV165949Cartographic: Haynes, R. G.. Map of Trowlesworthy Warren. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140602.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 439294, SX56SE66.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon
  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape

Date Last Edited:Sep 13 2019 2:01PM