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HER Number:MDV66108
Name:Pillow mound within rabbit warren to the west of Longaford and Littaford Tors, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Long pillow mound of 107 metres within rabbit warren on the west side of Littaford Tors

Location

Grid Reference:SX 615 770
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/117/20
  • Old SAM Ref: 34551(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (Constructed, XI to XIX - 1001 AD (Between) to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1969, SX6176, 1/37-41 (Aerial Photograph). SDV249653.

Photograph taken on 12th April 1969.

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

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Probable trenches for military purposes. Visible on 1969 NMR aerial photographs.

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

(05/05/1989) Type 3. Two extremely long mounds 54 and 107 metres respectively, situated on the west side of Littaford Tors. These are narrowest of all at 2.5-3 metres and average 0.7 metres high. Construction is of earth and stone, often with large stones placed deliberately along the basal edges. Large, natural boulders are occasionally incorporated into the mound or interrupt the slight flanking ditches where the effort needed to remove them was both too great and pointless. Mound 21 terminates on the west against a large, natural outcrop. Contrary to Royal Commission APP (1985) identification, these mounds are not military targets.

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

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157027 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Visited on 22nd April 2002. Pillow mound 90 metres south-west of Littaford Tors, forming part of a rabbit warren on the western slopes of Longaford and Littaford Tors

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Pillow mound shown on survey.

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

Long pillow mound shown on modern mapping.

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

The two pillow mounds near Littaford Tors are much longer than the others, measuring 54 metres and 107 metres long,

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249653Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1969. SX6176. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/37-41.
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 157027.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV337021Report - Survey: Pattison, P.. 1989. Cherrybrook and Longaford Survey. Unknown.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
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: #138194 ]
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)
MDV66107Related to: Hut circle within extensive settlement west of Longaford and Littaford Tors, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV66102Related to: Pillow mound within rabbit warren to the west of Longaford and Littaford Tors, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV66102Related to: Pillow mound within rabbit warren to the west of Longaford and Littaford Tors, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV66102Related to: Pillow mound within rabbit warren to the west of Longaford and Littaford Tors, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV66102Related to: Pillow mound within rabbit warren to the west of Longaford and Littaford Tors, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV66110Related 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

Date Last Edited:Jul 26 2022 9:35AM