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HER Number:MDV59505
Name:Pillow Mound south-west of Luckey Tor


Post Medieval pillow mound to the south-west of Luckey Tor


Grid Reference:SX 683 719
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/531
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (XVI to XVIII - 1600 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 123 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Pillow mounds for rabbits were constructed around the head of the Rowbrook and along the east and south flanks of Vag Hill in the 17th century.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1998, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV346018.

Site visited 12th July 1998. One of two well-preserved and bracken-covered pillow mounds in woodland close to left bank of the River Dart, (approximately 150 metres above the point where the Rowbrook joins the Dart), and with long axes more or less parallel to the river. Approximately 20 metres by 4.5 metres and 1 metre high, with level top. Presumably linked to Vag Hill warren.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Pillow mounds and vermin traps south of Rowbrook Farm were considered for designation as Scheduled Ancient Monuments in 2004. Other details: Site 47.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 123.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346018Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1998. Worksheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV6524Related to: Pillow Mound 340 meters south of Rowbrook Farm (Monument)
MDV26481Related to: Pillow Mound south of Rowbrook Farm (Monument)
MDV59506Related to: Pillow Mound south-west of Luckey Tor (Monument)
MDV30102Related to: Vermin Trap south of Rowbrook Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2013 9:31AM