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HER Number:MDV55271
Name:Pillow mound 900 metres south-south-west of Little Mis Tor

Summary

This pillow mound survives as a 6.5m long, 4m wide and 0.6m high, flat topped, oval shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded by the 2m wide and 0.2m deep ditch from which material was quarried during its construction. A circular earthwork lying 5m east of this pillow mound has been identified as a World War II mortar emplacement used for training purposes.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 559 755
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/13/9
  • Old SAM Ref: 24206(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=8/9/1994 (gerrard) pillow mound survives as a 6.5m by 4m by 0.6m high, flat topped, oval shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded on 4 sides by the 2m wide and 0.2m deep ditch from which construction material was quarried (mpp).


Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV227845.

Nar=sx57ne29.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227846.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/2(1991)82.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227847.

Des=mpp/133459.


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

This monument includes a pillow mound situated on the edge of a tin streamwork in a shallow valley lying between Little Mis Tor and Over Tor. This mound forms part of Merrivale Warren, which includes at least 27 pillow mounds scattered along the lower slopes of Great Mis Tor, Little Mis Tor and Over Tor. It has been suggested that many of the pillow mounds within the Merrivale Warren may be of medieval date because of their unusual oval shape and association with a nearby medieval settlement. Most of the pillow mounds lie within the Merrivale Newtake, but some including this one, lie on open moorland just outside the intake wall. This pillow mound survives as a 6.5m long, 4m wide and 0.6m high, flat topped, oval shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded by the 2m wide and 0.2m deep ditch from which material was quarried during its construction. A circular earthwork lying 5m east of this pillow mound has been identified as a World War II mortar emplacement used for training purposes and is not included in the scheduling.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV227845National Monuments Record Database:
SDV227846Migrated Record:
SDV227847Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV14150Part of: Merrivale Warren (Monument)
MDV55272Related to: Gun emplacement east of Merrivale Warren pillow mound (Monument)
MDV63860Related to: MILITARY EARTHWORKS in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 12 2015 2:54PM