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HER Number:MDV56829
Name:Pillow Mound south-east of Trowlesworthy Warren Farmstead, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Pillow mound to the south-east of Trowlesworthy Warren Farmstead

Location

Grid Reference:SX 569 646
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/198/103
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140611 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 4th April 1995. Pillow mound within an historic field system. Survives as a 20 metre long, 6.5 metre wide and 1.2 metres high flat topped, sub-rectangular mound of soil and stone surrounded by the 2.6 metre wide and 0.3 metre deep ditch from which material was quarried during its construction. A 10 metre long, 0.8 metre wide and 0.1 metre deep gully leads south-west from the mound's ditch. This gully probably represents an animal run in which rabbits and vermin could have been trapped. In the past shallow gullies such as this have been seen exclusively as drainage ditches.


Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360209.

Feature visible on Lidar data.


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

Feature shown on survey.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Small pillow mound shown on modern mapping.

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 140611.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #121783 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon
  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape

Date Last Edited:Sep 13 2019 2:06PM