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HER Number:MDV57402
Name:Pillow mound south-west of Great Mis Tor

Summary

Pillow mound survives as an 8.9 metre by 4.1 metres and 0.9 metre high, flat topped, oval mound of soil and stone surrounded on 4 sides by the 2 metre wide and 0.15 metre deep ditch from which construction material was quarried. It has seen limited damage as a result of a trench being cut into it. This trench may be the result of an early partial excavation by an antiquarian who mistook this mound for a long cairn.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 556 765
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 29
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/13/25
  • Old SAM Ref: 28788(P)

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 143915, 16/11/1994 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Pillow mound survives as an 8.9 metre by 4.1 metres and 0.9 metre high, flat topped, oval mound of soil and stone surrounded on 4 sides by the 2 metre wide and 0.15 metre deep ditch from which construction material was quarried. It has seen limited damage as a result of a trench being cut into it. This trench may be the result of an early partial excavation by an antiquarian who mistook this mound for a long cairn.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 70, map 30 (Monograph). SDV219155.


GetMapping, 2010, GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV351585.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 70, map 30.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 143915, 16/11/1994.
SDV351585Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 2010. GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs. Getmapping. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #95805 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 26 2016 9:46AM