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HER Number:MDV55258
Name:Pillow mound 770 metres north of Blackaton Cross

Summary

Pillow mound forming part of Trowlesworthy Warren. Survives as a 29.4 metre by 6.8 metre by 1.2 metre high, flat topped, oblong shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded on four sides by the 0.8 metre wide and 0.3 metre deep ditch. It lies on top of an earlier alluvial tin streamworking earthwork and therefore is clearly more recent than the last phase of tin exploitation in this part of the Blacka Brook.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 569 638
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SE 66
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/198/84/4
  • Old SAM Ref: 24248

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 431 (Monograph). SDV320981.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130639, 30/6/1994 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Pillow mound forming part of Trowlesworthy Warren. Survives as a 29.4 metre by 6.8 metre by 1.2 metre high, flat topped, oblong shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded on four sides by the 0.8 metre wide and 0.3 metre deep ditch from which construction material was quarried.
It lies on top of an earlier alluvial tin streamworking earthwork and therefore is clearly more recent than the last phase of tin exploitation in this part of the Blacka Brook. Lying parallel to the pillow mound are at least two linear streamwork spoil dumps and it may be safely assumed that a similar dump lies underneath the later bury which utilised the earlier dump in its fabric.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 51 (Monograph). SDV137656.


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

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. Map 51.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130639, 30/6/1994.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 431.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #95175 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV55259Related to: Pillow mound 770 metres north of Blackaton Cross (Monument)
MDV32066Related to: Pillow mound 790 metres north-north-east of Blackaton Cross (Monument)
MDV55257Related to: Pillow mound 860 metres north-north-west of Blackaton Cross (Monument)
MDV55290Related to: Pillow mound 860 metres south-south-east of Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2015 10:38AM