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HER Number:MDV76372
Name:Pillow Mound in Greenawell Deer Park


Pillow mound at south end of Greenawell deer park, one of at least nine forming a late 16th century rabbit warren.


Grid Reference:SX 824 701
Map Sheet:SX87SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOgwell
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST OGWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PILLOW MOUND (XVI - 1501 AD to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

Pye, A. R. + Noble, S. + Turton, S. D., 1992, Archaeological Survey and Assessment at Greenawell Park Farm, West Ogwell, 10, 17-18 (Report - Survey). SDV344412.

Pillow mound 9: the longest (25 metres) of nine pillow mounds at Greenawell, spaced at a minimum of 50 metres apart. The size and shape of the mounds vary, but are generally an elongated oval shape, up to 0.6 metres high and 5 - 8 metres broad at at the base. Their length varies from 10 metres to 25 metres. They are usually aligned downslope to facilitate drainage, and were sometimes surrounded by ditches, as was this one. These provided material for the construction of the mound and chambers, and further facilitated drainage. The documentary evidence supports the identification of these mounds as a rabbit warren, and dates their construction to the late 16th century or earlier. Other details: Figures 4, 6-7; plate 6. Map object based on this Source.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344412Report - Survey: Pye, A. R. + Noble, S. + Turton, S. D.. 1992. Archaeological Survey and Assessment at Greenawell Park Farm, West Ogwell. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 92.26. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10, 17-18.

Associated Monuments

MDV76377Part of: Warren in Greenawell Deer Park (Monument)
MDV9143Related to: Ogwell Deer Park (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4600 - Archaeological Survey and Assessment at Greenawell Park Farm, West Ogwell

Date Last Edited:Jul 7 2016 10:49AM