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HER Number:MDV55290
Name:Pillow mound 860 metres south-south-east of Trowlesworthy Warren

Summary

Dimensions: 35 metres by 5.5 metres by 1.4 metres high, flat topped, rectangular shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded by a ditch. Lies on top of an earlier tin streamworking spoil dump and therefore is more recent than the last phase of exploitation in this part of the Blacka Brook.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 639
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56SE66
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/198/87
  • Old SAM Ref: 24246

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 130929, 16/3/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Survives as a 35 metre by 5.5 metre by 1.4 metres high, flat topped, rectangular shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded by the ditch from which construction material was quarried. This ditch survives as a 2.4 metres wide by 0.7 metres deep hollow along the south side of the mound and as a 1.5 metres wide by 0.2 metre deep gully along the north.
This pillow mound lies on top of an earlier tin streamworking spoil dump and therefore is clearly more recent than the last phase of exploitation in this part of the Blacka Brook. The pillow mound lies parallel to a number of tinworking earthworks and is sitting directly on top of the last dump thrown up within this discrete block of streamworking. The ditch on the south side of the pillow mound is probably larger because it also represents the final work area within this block of streamworking.


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 130929, 16/3/1995.
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: #95186 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV55258Related to: Pillow mound 770 metres north of Blackaton Cross (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)
MDV55260Related to: Streamworks within the valley bottom of the Blacka Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2015 10:10AM