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HER Number:MDV56208
Name:Pillow Mound associated with Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor

Summary

This very fine pillow mound is located on a fairly steep north-east by south-west facing hillslope at SX 5829 6758. The mound is 14.9 metres long, 4.1 metres wide and 0.9 metres high. Externally the base of the structure is constructed of moorland slabs, boulders and stones; the upper part is a turf-covered earthen mound. The ditch, on the upper and long sides, is 2.5 metres wide and 0.6 metres deep. A slight ditch (0.7 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep) some 6.0 metres to the north-east appears to have been dug to deflect surface water from the site.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 582 675
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 147
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/89
  • Pastscape: 438911

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 47 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted by Butler.


Fletcher, M., 1999, English Heritage Field Investigation, SX56NE 147 (Report - Survey). SDV258652.

Visited 05/07/1999. This very fine pillow mound is located on a fairly steep north-east by south-west facing hillslope at SX 5829 6758. The mound is 14.9 metres long, 4.1 metres wide and 0.9 metres high. Externally the base of the structure is constructed of moorland slabs, boulders and stones; the upper part is a turf-covered earthen mound. The ditch, on the upper and long sides, is 2.5 metres wide and 0.6 metres deep. A slight ditch (0.7 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep) some 6.0 metres to the north-east appears to have been dug to deflect surface water from the site.


Whitbourn, A., 2001, An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren, 79 (Report - Assessment). SDV360381.

Isolated pillow mound on a west-facing slope to the west of Ditsworthy Warren. Aligned down slope, revetted and enclosed within a ditch.


English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

Feature shown on survey.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

'Pillow Mound' shown on modern mapping.


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 1977 data (Website). SDV362732.

A pillow mound on the west-facing slope on the west side of Ditsworthy Warren at SX 58296758. The nearest pillow-mounds to it are the group 5000 metres to the south-west. It is 14.5 metres long, 4.2 metres wide and 0.8 metres high, and is revetted with stones on sides and ends, the only one in this area to be so constructed. It is aligned with the slope, and encompassed by a shallow ditch (citing Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments, 01/06/1977).

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 47.
SDV258652Report - Survey: Fletcher, M.. 1999. English Heritage Field Investigation. English Heritage. Unknown. SX56NE 147.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital.
SDV360381Report - Assessment: Whitbourn, A.. 2001. An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren. A4 Comb Bound. 79.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 1977 data.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor

Date Last Edited:May 16 2019 10:29AM