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HER Number:MDV54447
Name:Pillow mound south of Tor Royal Farm


Mound (dnp).


Grid Reference:SX 601 726
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive earthwork and structural remains of the late 18th century Devonport Leat, Bronze Age features north-east of Nun’s Cross, Whiteworks Tin Mine and other tinning remains on Walkhampton Common as well as earthworks of Bachelors Hall Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/421
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

DNP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV218670.

Mound (dnp).

RCHME, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV218671.

Vis=9/2/1989 (rchme) this ditched earthen mound lies at the foot of a fairly steep e slope just above the level of the devonport leat at 394m od. It has squared ends, a flattish top with some large boulders evident in the base. It measures 9.4m long, 4.5m wide and 0.8m high. The silted ditch is a maximum 1.7m wide and 0.3m deep. Its orientation along the contour and low-lying position are unusual but its general dimensions and form indicate a pillow mound (rchme).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV218672.

Des=dnp/6" survey of tor royal.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV218673.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV218674.

Des=rchme/(9/2/1989)/field investigation.

English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

Pillow mound depicted on the survey layer.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV218670Migrated Record: DNP.
SDV218671Report - Survey: RCHME.
SDV218672Migrated Record:
SDV218673Migrated Record:
SDV218674Migrated Record:
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94888 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV26101Related to: Granite quarries east of South Plantation (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 6 2018 3:10PM