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HER Number:MDV56850
Name:Pillow mound 415 metres north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House

Summary

One of a pair that are scheduled together. Mound consists of a 11.5 metre by 4.1 metre by 0.8 metre high, flat topped, rectangular mound of soil and stone which is revetted in places with large boulders. A 1.9 metre wide and 0.3 metre deep ditch surrounds the mound. A second mound lies 35.8 metres to the north-west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 649
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/198/115
  • Old SAM Ref: 28794

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 140503, 5/6/1996 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Pillow mound survives as an 11.5 metre by 4.1 metre by 0.8 metre high, flat topped, rectangular mound of soil and stone which is revetted in places with large boulders. A 1.9 metre wide and 0.3 metre deep ditch surrounds the mound. A second mound lies 35.8 metres to the north-west.


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

Depicted on the map.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

This monument, which falls into two areas of protection, includes two pillow mounds situated on a north west facing slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor overlooking the valley of the River Plym.
The southern mound survives as an 11.5m long, 4.1m wide and 0.8m high, flat- topped, rectangular shaped mound of soil and stone which is revetted in places with large boulders. A 1.9m wide and 0.3m deep ditch from which material was quarried during its construction, surrounds the mound.

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 140503, 5/6/1996.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. [Mapped feature: #95639 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV56818Related to: Pillow mound at Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV56851Related to: Pillow mound north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Dec 18 2015 11:22AM