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HER Number:MDV64157
Name:Pillow mound in warren south-east of Belstone Church

Summary

Pillow mound measures 14.5 metres by 5.4 metres by 1.2 metres high. Ditch 1.8 metres wide, 0.5 metres deep. Ditch on all four sides. Recent burrowing noted. Grass and bracken-covered with rushes in the ditch.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 626 930
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 69 SW 47
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/87/20
  • Old SAM Ref: 28727
  • Pastscape: 444215

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 149318, 149336 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Visited 26/5/1998. Pillow mound forming part of a warren 900 metres east-south-east of Belstone parish church. Measures 14.5 metres by 5.4 metres by 1.2 metres high. Ditch 1.8 metres wide, 0.5 metres deep. Ditch on all four sides. Recent burrowing noted. Grass and bracken-covered with rushes in the ditch. Severe erosion in middle part of the mound. This pillow mound cuts through an earlier prehistoric bank.


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

Pillow mound is depicted on the modern mapping.

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 149318, 149336.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97520 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14158Part of: Skaigh Warren (Monument)
MDV64176Related to: Cairnfield next to settlement south-east of Belstone Church (Monument)
MDV64172Related to: Hut circle settlement at Ivy Tor, east-south-east of Belstone church (Monument)
MDV64156Related to: Pillow mound in warren south-east of Belstone Church (Monument)
MDV64158Related to: Pillow mound in warren south-east of Belstone Church (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 16 2016 2:34PM