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HER Number:MDV55273
Name:Pillow mound 700 metres north-east of Merrivale Bridge

Summary

This pillow mound survives as an 8 metre long, 5.2 metre wide and 1.4 metre high, flat topped, oval shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded by the 1.5 metre wide and 0.4 metre deep ditch from which material was quarried during its construction.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 556 754
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/13/10
  • Old SAM Ref: 24208(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 an 8m by 5.2m by 1.4m high, flat topped, oval shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded on 4 sides by the 1.5m wide and 0.4m deep ditch from which construction material was quarried (mpp).


Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV227849.

Nar=sx57ne29.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227850.

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


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227851.

Des=mpp/133464.


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

This monument includes a pillow mound situated on the gentle west facing slope of Over Tor overlooking the valley of the River Walkham. 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, including this one, lie within the Merrivale Newtake, but some lie on open moorland just outside the intake wall. This pillow mound survives as an 8m long, 5.2m wide and 1.4m high, flat topped, oval shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded by the 1.5m wide and 0.4m deep ditch from which material was quarried during its construction.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV227849National Monuments Record Database:
SDV227850Migrated Record:
SDV227851Migrated 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)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 12 2015 2:48PM