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HER Number:MDV55474
Name:Pillow mound near leat near Shavercombe Tor

Summary

Pillow mound forming part of Hentor Warren. Survives as an 11m by 7m by 0.7m high, flat topped, sub rectangular mound of soil and stone. The ditch from which construction material was quarried surrounds the mound and survives as a 1.4m wide and 0.6m deep hollow. The mound abuts the nearby leat which is thought to have been constructed around 1830. It is therefore very likely that this mound post dates the building of the leat.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 594 661
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: sx56ne133
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/236/27
  • Old SAM Ref: 24230(P)
  • Pastscape: 438876

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (Constructed, XIX - 1830 AD to 1899 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 140465, 03/05/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(SX 5947 6617) Pillow mound forming part of Hentor Warren. Survives as an 11m by 7m by 0.7m high, flat topped, sub rectangular mound of soil and stone. The ditch from which construction material was quarried surrounds the mound and survives as a 1.4m wide and 0.6m deep hollow.
The mound abuts the nearby leat which is thought to have been constructed around 1830. It is therefore very likely that this mound post dates the building of the leat. A number of metal rods which are considered to be barbed wire entanglement stanchions lie on the surface around the east side of the mound. These indicate that this area was used for military training in the past.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 263/ 102.956 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

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

Depicted on survey layers.

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

Pillow mound visible.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 263/ 102.956.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140465, 03/05/1995.
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: #121980 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV24937Related to: Phillips Leat, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2019 11:44AM