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HER Number:MDV66096
Name:Pillow mound within rabbit warren to the west of Longaford and Littaford Tors, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Pillow mound within rabbit warren to the west of Longaford and Littaford Tors of 9 metres by 6 metres by 0.75 metres high. The ditch is 1.8 metres wide by 0.4 metres deep

Location

Grid Reference:SX 613 771
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/117/13
  • Old SAM Ref: 34551(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX67NW72, SX67NW 72 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV254256.

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

Pattison, P., 1989, Cherrybrook and Longaford Survey, Plan (Report - Survey). SDV337021.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157013 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Visited on 22nd April 2002. Pillow mound 250 metres south-south-west of Longaford Tor, forming part of a rabbit warren on the western slopes of Longaford and Littaford Tors of 9 metres by 6 metres by 0.75 metres high. The ditch is 1.8 metres wide by 0.4 metres deep. A large earthfast rock is in the southern side of the mound. The ditch on threes sides with a causeway. Old animal burrowing. Grass, bilberry and gorse.

Ordnance Survey, 2022, Mastermap 2022 (Cartographic). SDV364674.

Round pillow mound shown on modern mapping

Historic England, 2022, National Heritage List for England, 1020876 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364675.

One of 22 pillow mounds within Scheduled area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV254256Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX67NW72. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. SX67NW 72.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157013.
SDV337021Report - Survey: Pattison, P.. 1989. Cherrybrook and Longaford Survey. Unknown. Plan.
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.
SDV364674Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2022. Mastermap 2022. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #138216 ]
SDV364675National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2022. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1020876.

Associated Monuments

MDV14156Part of: RABBIT WARREN in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV5933Related to: Field system and hut settlements on south-west slopes of Longaford and Littaford Tors, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV66098Related to: Hut circle within extensive settlement west of Longaford and Littaford Tors, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV66099Related to: Hut circle within extensive settlement west of Longaford and Littaford Tors, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV66097Related to: Pillow mound within rabbit warren to the west of Longaford and Littaford Tors, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8644 - Cherrybrook and Longford Newtake, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Jul 26 2022 11:49AM