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HER Number:MDV13511
Name:Willings Walls Warren, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Warren covers an area of approximately 113 hectares, and was established by at least 1807, when a lease clearly indicates that it formed part of Hentor Warren. Hentor farm is considered to have been the warren house. Warren contains at least 18 pillow mounds lying close to the rivers. The majority are ditched and aligned with the slope. Bounded by Spanish Lake, the River Plym, and the Hentor Brook.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 582 651
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/237
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24231
  • Old SAM Ref: 24218(PART)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RABBIT WARREN (XIX to World War II - 1807 AD to 1939 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=1/5/1995 (gerrard) covers an area of c.113 ha, and was established by at least 1807, when a lease clearly indicates that it formed part of hentor warren. Hentor farm is considered to have been the warren house. It is unclear why this part of hentor warren was given a separate name, but may refer to a time when it was operated separately. Sometime shortly after 1815 it was taken over by and worked from ditsworthy, and continued in use until the 1930s (mpp).


Linehan, C. D., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137243.

Linehan site w7. One pillow mound counted (linehan).


HAYNES, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137758.

Willings walls warren. Probably always operated with hentor warren (sx56ne/236). Boundaries given on lease of 1807 (see os card). The warrener's house survives (haynes).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137759.

Des-.


HAYNES, 1970, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137761.

No vermin traps on this warren. The 1807 lease is reproduced in the appendix (haynes, 1970).


HAYNES, DCNQ, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137762.

Boundaries shown on 1807 lease given (haynes, dcnq).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137765.

Des-.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137767.

Osa=sx56ne135.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137768.

Des=haynes, r. J. /notes and plans in plymouth city museum.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV137769.

Aph=os/75/369 145-6 august 1975.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137770.

Haynes, r. G. /post-med. Arch. /4(1970)159,164.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137771.

Haynes, r. G. /dcnq/34(1978-1981)97-98/the boundaries of hentor warren in 1807.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137772.

Linehan, c. D. /med arch/10(1966)139,141,table 2/deserted sites and rabbit warrens on dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137773.

Des=mpp/140375 + 140750.


Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV137774.

Nar=sx56ne133.


Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV137775.

Nar=sx56ne135.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137776.

Brewer, d. /a field guide to the boundary markers on and around dartmoor/(1986)52-4.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137777.

Thackray, c.(ed)/the upper plym valley:the management of an historic landscape/(1994)96-160.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137778.

Post med arch/4(1970)159.


REFERENCE UNKNOWN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV249704.

Vis=21/2/1979 (os) the warren contains at least 18 pillow mounds lying close to the rivers. The mounds are 12-38m long, 6m wide and 0.9m high. The majority are ditched and aligned with the slope. Warren is about 280 acres in extent and therefore was probably not warrened separately. Bounded by spanish lake, the plym, and the hentor brook. No warren house is known. A medieval longhouse occurs at the head of spanish lake, which might be it (reference unknown).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV26818.

No pillow mounds visible 1946 raf verticals (rchm app 1985).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137243Migrated Record: Linehan, C. D..
SDV137758Migrated Record: HAYNES.
SDV137759Migrated Record:
SDV137761Migrated Record: HAYNES, 1970.
SDV137762Migrated Record: HAYNES, DCNQ.
SDV137765Migrated Record:
SDV137767Migrated Record:
SDV137768Migrated Record:
SDV137769Aerial Photograph:
SDV137770Migrated Record:
SDV137771Migrated Record:
SDV137772Migrated Record:
SDV137773Migrated Record:
SDV137774National Monuments Record Database:
SDV137775National Monuments Record Database:
SDV137776Migrated Record:
SDV137777Migrated Record:
SDV137778Migrated Record:
SDV249704Migrated Record: REFERENCE UNKNOWN.
SDV26818Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV29994Parent of: Farmstead to east of Spanish Lake and Little Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV113681Parent of: Pillow mound in Willings Walls Warren (Monument)
MDV113682Parent of: Pillow mound in Willings Walls Warren (Monument)
MDV113683Parent of: Pillow mound in Willings Walls Warren (Monument)
MDV113684Parent of: Pillow mound in Willings Walls Warren (Monument)
MDV113685Parent of: Pillow mound in Willings Walls Warren (Monument)
MDV113686Parent of: Pillow mound in Willings Walls Warren (Monument)
MDV113687Parent of: Pillow mound in Willings Walls Warren (Monument)
MDV29985Parent of: Pillow mound in Willings Walls Warren (Monument)
MDV29986Parent of: Pillow mound in Willings Walls Warren (Monument)
MDV29987Parent of: Pillow mound in Willings Walls Warren (Monument)
MDV29988Parent of: Pillow mound in Willings Walls Warren (Monument)
MDV29992Parent of: Pillow mound in Willings Walls Warren (Monument)
MDV29993Parent of: Pillow mound in Willings Walls Warren (Monument)
MDV17695Related to: Boundary stone on Lee Moor (Monument)
MDV17696Related to: Boundary stone on Lee Moor (Monument)
MDV4022Related to: Cairn with cist on the Willings Wall Reave (Monument)
MDV13510Related to: Hentor Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV3403Related to: Vermin trap on edge of Willings Walls Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon
  • EDV7380 - Watching brief on the Lee Moor China Clay Leat (Ref: 92.60)
  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area

Date Last Edited:Jan 22 2016 12:18PM