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HER Number:MDV6524
Name:Pillow Mound 340 meters south of Rowbrook Farm

Summary

Post Medieval pillow mound to the south of Rowbrook Farm

Location

Grid Reference:SX 684 721
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
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

  • National Monuments Record: 443119
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/127
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX67SE90
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, 5302-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147275.

Other details: Part lv.


Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon, 132-3 (Article in Serial). SDV307246.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1971 - 1978, SS71NW2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV344303.

Pillow mound shown on modern mapping.


National Monuments Record, 1977, SX6672/1, 80-5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346015.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 1018 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX67SE (Cartographic). SDV345957.

Visible on aerial photograph.


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. Other details: Maps 12 +13.


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.


National Monuments Record, 2010, 443119 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346012.

Pillow mound near Logator rocks measuring 20 metres in length, 7 metres wide and 1.5 metres high with a ditch 1.5 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep. It is situated on a small flat topped knoll, the edge of which seems to have been embanked with clearance stone. It is probably part of Vaghill Warren. Other details: SX67SE90.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147275Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5302-3.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 123.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital. 132-3.
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. 1018.
SDV344303Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1971 - 1978. SS71NW2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. [Mapped feature: #97766 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345957Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX67SE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV346012National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 443119. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV346015Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX6672/1. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 80-5.

Associated Monuments

MDV26349Related to: ENCLOSURE in the Parish of Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV26481Related to: Pillow Mound south of Rowbrook Farm (Monument)
MDV59505Related to: Pillow Mound south-west of Luckey Tor (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:Feb 1 2013 11:21AM