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HER Number:MDV56880
Name:Two pillow mounds 640 metres east-north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House

Summary

Two pillow mounds forming part of Trowlesworthy Warren. The eastern mound survives as a 12 metre by 3.7 metre by 1 metre high, flat topped, rectangular mound of soil and stone through which a large number of rocks protrude. The western mound is also rectangular and is 12 metres by 5.7 metres by 0.5 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 573 649
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/544
  • Old SAM Ref: 28653

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 140791, 5/4/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Two pillow mounds forming part of Trowlesworthy Warren (SX5738 6491 and SX5737 6492).
The eastern mound survives as a 12 metre by 3.7 metre by 1 metre high, flat topped, rectangular mound of soil and stone through which a large number of rocks protrude. The western mound is also rectangular and is 12 metres by 5.7 metres by 0.5 metres high.
A 2 metre wide and 0.4 metre deep ditch surrounds the mound.


National Trust and English Heritage, 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape, Page 99, Numbers 102.408 + 409 (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

One of the mounds is depicted on the modern mapping.


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

This monument includes two pillow mounds situated on a north west facing slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor overlooking the valley of the River Plym. These mounds form part of Trowlesworthy Warren, which includes around 64 pillow mounds and 40 vermin traps scattered along the slopes of Little and Great Trowlesworthy Tors.
The eastern mound survives as a 12m long, 3.7m wide and 1m high, flat-topped, rectangular shaped mound of soil and stone through which a large number of rocks protrude.
The western mound is also rectangular and is 12m long, 5.7m wide and 0.5m high. A 2m wide and 0.4m deep ditch from which material was quarried during its construction, surrounds the mound. Other archaeological features surviving within the vicinity of this monument are the subject of separate schedulings.
Map object partly based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166309Report - non-specific: National Trust and English Heritage. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 102.130. A4 Comb Bound. Page 99, Numbers 102.408 + 409.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140791, 5/4/1995.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #95646 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV52642Related to: Pillow mound 530 metres east-north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV55299Related to: Pillow mound 760 metres east-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:May 16 2016 2:33PM