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HER Number:MDV55319
Name:Pillow mound 620 metres east-south-east of Legis Tor

Summary

Pillow mound forming part of Willings Walls Warren. Survives as a 20m by 7m by 1m high, flat topped, rectangular mound of soil and stone surrounded by the 2m wide and 0.3m deep ditch from which construction material was quarried. An 18m long, 0.8m wide and 0.4m deep narrow gully leads south-west from the lower end of the ditch towards the nearby tin streamwork. This may be interpreted as a vermin trap.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 576 653
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE135
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/237/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 24223(P)
  • Pastscape: 438879

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (Constructed, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Brewer, D., 1986, A field guide to the boundary markers on and around Dartmoor, 52-4 (Monograph). SDV309252.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140381, 03/04/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(03/04/1995) Pillow mound forming part of Willings Walls Warren. Survives as a 20m by 7m by 1m high, flat topped, rectangular mound of soil and stone surrounded by the 2m wide and 0.3m deep ditch from which construction material was quarried. An 18m long, 0.8m wide and 0.4m deep narrow gully leads south-west from the lower end of the ditch towards the nearby tin streamwork. This may be interpreted as a vermin trap.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

Depicted on the GIS survey layers based on the 2002 survey visits to the Plym Valley.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140381, 03/04/1995.
SDV309252Monograph: Brewer, D.. 1986. A field guide to the boundary markers on and around Dartmoor. A field guide to the boundary markers on and around Dartmoor. Unknown. 52-4.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #125511 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13511Part of: Willings Walls Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:May 5 2020 2:04PM