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HER Number:MDV55299
Name:Pillow mound 760 metres east-north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House

Summary

Pillow mound survives as a 21 metre by 5.7 metre by 0.7 metre high, flat topped, rectangular shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded by the 3 metre wide and 0.3 metre deep ditch from which construction material was quarried.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 575 650
Map Sheet:SX56NE
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: SX56NE/240/7
  • Old SAM Ref: 24235

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 140333, 16/3/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Pillow mound survives as a 21 metre by 5.7 metre by 0.7 metre high, flat topped, rectangular shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded by the 3 metre wide and 0.3 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 100, number 102.412 (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.


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

Mound is 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 situated on a gentle north west facing slope overlooking the River Plym. This mound forms part of Trowlesworthy Warren, which includes around 64 pillow mounds and 40 vermin traps scattered along the slopes of Little and Great Trowlesworthy Tors.
This pillow mound survives as a 21m long, 5.7m wide and 0.7m high, flat- topped, rectangular shaped mound of soil and stone surrounded by the 3m wide and 0.3m deep ditch from which material was quarried during its construction. This monument is in the care of the Secretary of State.

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 100, number 102.412.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140333, 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: #95193 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV24933Related to: Lee Moor China Clay Leat (Monument)
MDV52640Related to: Trowlesworthy Pot-water Leat, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV56880Related to: Two pillow mounds 640 metres east-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 14 2015 3:23PM