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HER Number:MDV56834
Name:Pillow Mound within Prehistoric Enclosure in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Pillow mound within prehistoric Enclosure 'D' (Butler) in Trowlesworthy Warren

Location

Grid Reference:SX 566 650
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/240/43
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (XVII to XVIII - 1700 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140632 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 2nd April 1995. This pillow mound survives as an 18 metre by 4 metre by 0.7 metre high, flat topped, sub-rectangular mound of soil and stone surrounded by a 2 metre wide and 0.1 metres deep ditch. The mound is revetted in places, especially around its north side, although revetment may also survive elsewhere as a buried feature. A linear animal run leads north-north-west from the west side of the ditch and this survives as a 50 metre long, 1.4 metre wide and 0.2 metre deep gully which cuts through an enclosure wall. Material upcast during the construction of this ditch lies west of the gully. This gully probably represents an animal run in which rabbits and vermin could have been trapped.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 159. Map 51 , Figure 51.3 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Pillow mound shown towards the east side of Shadyback Tor prehistoric Enclosure 'D' with a 'ditch' running north-west from the west side of the mound.


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 67, 102 178 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Sub-rectangular earthen pillow mound 18 metres long by 4 metres wide by 0.7 metres high. The surrounding ditch is a broad shallow depression 4 metres wide by 0.1 metres deep.


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 visible on survey.

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. 159. Map 51 , Figure 51.3.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 67, 102 178.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140632.
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: #119617 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV126325Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure 'D' south-west of Shadyback Tor within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV3411Related to: Vermin Trap on the east side of Enclosure in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Aug 30 2019 11:51AM