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HER Number:MDV55275
Name:Pillow mound 830 metres north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House

Summary

Pillow mound and animal run form part of Trowlesworthy Warren. Mound survives as a 15m long, 6.5m wide and 1m high, flat-topped, oblong 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 10m long, 0.8m wide and 0.3m deep narrow gully leads west from the ditch to merge into a further hollow which forms part of a series of interconnected similar sized gullies which lead off westward, eastward and partially surround the mound. These gullies represent a complex system of animal runs in which rabbits and vermin could have been trapped.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 575 651
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/240/6
  • Old SAM Ref: 24241

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 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 133548, 30/6/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Pillow mound survives as a 15 metre by 6.5 metre by 1 metre high, flat topped, oblong shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded on four sides by the 2 metre wide and 0.2 metre deep ditch from which construction material was quarried.


National Trust and English Heritage, 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape, Page 105, number 102.428 (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.

Pillow mound at SX5751 6517. Sub-rectangular earthen mound. No ditch is visible. Measures 16 metres by 8 metres by 0.8 metres high, aligned east-south-east by west-north-west.


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

Depicted on the modern mapping.


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

This monument includes a pillow mound and associated animal run situated on a gentle north west facing slope overlooking the River Plym. This mound and animal run form part of Trowlesworthy Warren.
The pillow mound survives as a 15m long, 6.5m wide and 1m high, flat-topped, oblong 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 10m long, 0.8m wide and 0.3m deep narrow gully leads west from the ditch to merge into a further hollow which forms part of a series of interconnected similar sized gullies which lead off westward, eastward and partially surround the mound. These gullies represent a complex system of animal runs in which rabbits and vermin could have been trapped.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166309Report - non-specific: National Trust and English Heritage. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 102.130. A4 Comb Bound. Page 105, number 102.428.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133548, 30/6/1993.
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: #95183 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV55276Related to: Animal run 830 metres north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV25091Related to: Pillow mound 840 metres north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2015 12:13PM