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HER Number:MDV55313
Name:PILLOW MOUND in the Parish of Shaugh Prior


Des-vis=12/4/1995 (gerrard) survives as a 12m by 4m by 0.4m high, flat topped, oblong mound of soil + stone. The ditch from which construction material was excavated exists as a buried feature c.1.5m wide.


Grid Reference:SX 578 644
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/198/27
  • Old SAM Ref: 24211

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


A number of stone splitting pits survive within the immediate vicinity of the mound, and these are thought to date to the early part of the 19c when surface stone is known to have been quarried from this area (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174896.

Thackray, c.(ed)/the upper plym valley: the management of an historic landscape/(1994)93/102.387.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174897.

Crossing, w. /guide to dartmoor/(1990)431.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174898.

Des=robertson, j. G. /the archaeology of the upper plym valley/(1991)254-6/unpub phd thesis; edinburgh.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174899.


Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV174900.


Sources / Further Reading

SDV174896Migrated Record:
SDV174897Migrated Record:
SDV174898Migrated Record:
SDV174899Migrated Record:
SDV174900National Monuments Record Database:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM