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HER Number:MDV59200
Name:Pillow mound 200m north-west of Castor Rock

Summary

A probable pillow mound situated on the moderate north-west facing slope of Chagford Common 200m north-west of Castor Rock. The mound measures 6.2m north-west by south-east by 2.4m and stands a maximum of 0.4m high. It appears mostly turf built though some small stones are visible in the north-western end. Crude drainage channels flank the north-eastern and south-western sides.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 664 864
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: S68NE140
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 901288
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/296
  • Old SAM Ref: 28714(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit, S. A. J. Probert (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(11/10/1991) SX 6645 8647. A probable pillow mound situated on the moderate north-west facing slope of Chagford Common 200m north-west of Castor Rock. The mound measures 6.2m north-west by south-east by 2.4m and stands a maximum of 0.4m high. It appears mostly turf built though some small stones are visible in the north-western end. Crude drainage channels flank the north-eastern and south-western sides. (See RCHME 1991 'Castor Survey' at 1:2500 scale).

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 149156 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(01/04/1997) SX 6645 8646 Pillow mound lying within the Kestor coaxial field system. Measures 6m by 2.5m by 0.6m high. Ditch 1.5m wide, 0.7m deep. Looks very much like a small pillow mound.

Probert, S. A. J., 1991, Castor Parallel System, 1:2500 plan (Plan - measured). SDV229808.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV229808Plan - measured: Probert, S. A. J.. 1991. Castor Parallel System. 1:25,000. Digital. 1:2500 plan.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 149156.
SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. S. A. J. Probert.

Associated Monuments

MDV6115Related to: Reave system on Chagford Common and around Thornworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV27723Related to: Southill Leat, Lydford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Mar 21 2022 10:28AM