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HER Number:MDV14144
Name:Legis Tor Warren

Summary

Legis tor warren. A small warren of about 230 acres, bounded on n and w by a rabbit proof wall, and on e by a ruined wall forming common boundary with ditsworthy warren (sx56ne/197). It has no warren house and would probably have been too small to be efficient and economic. Perhaps originally an addition to trowlesworthy (sx56ne/240 and sx56se/198). Its alternative name was new warren, recently used by trowlesworthy and linked to it by a wooden bridge a little below spanish lake, now included in ditsworthy warren. Well provided with buries. Eleven known vermin traps (haynes).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 574 653
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/239
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289 (PART)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RABBIT WARREN (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Linehan observed 37 pillow mounds (linehan). See sx56ne/136 and sx56ne/198-200. For vermin traps see: sx56ne/94, sx56ne/95, sx56ne/106/1, sx56ne/110, sx56ne/260-265.


HAYNES, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137758.

Legis tor warren. A small warren of about 230 acres, bounded on n and w by a rabbit proof wall, and on e by a ruined wall forming common boundary with ditsworthy warren (sx56ne/197). It has no warren house and would probably have been too small to be efficient and economic. Perhaps originally an addition to trowlesworthy (sx56ne/240 and sx56se/198). Its alternative name was new warren, recently used by trowlesworthy and linked to it by a wooden bridge a little below spanish lake, now included in ditsworthy warren. Well provided with buries. Eleven known vermin traps (haynes).


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=20/6/1977 (os) this area of moorland covers c 65ha between 245 and 300m od. Apart from the river plym it is bounded by a substantial drystone rubble wall, usually 1.8m wide and c 1.2m high. It contains 49 pillow mounds, most at right angles to the contours with lengths varying from 10.0m to 78.0m and widths varying from 3.5m to 9.0m, the heights vary from 0.5m to 1.2m. Some of the mounds are revetted, all are ditched. Vermin traps and complex drainage ditches were not surveyed.


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254587.

Area of warren approx 64ha. Pillow mounds tend to cluster to the south of warren.27 pillow mounds visible at sx56786520, sx57246527, sx57456585, sx56786528, sx57286535, sx57566583, sx56786540, sx57286541, sx57006528, sx56816528, sx57266546, sx57056525, sx56826525, sx57256553, sx57106520, sx56856538, sx57316529, sx56816542, sx57326536, sx56896518, sx57356530, sx56936523, sx57396535, sx56966526, sx57436536, sx56926528, sx57476533 (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254589.

Linehan, c. D. /med. Arch/10(1966)139-143, table 3.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV254590.

Aph=raf 58/1110.0038/5 may 1953.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254591.

Haynes, r. G. /post-med arch/4(1970)158-9.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254592.

Osa=sx56ne115.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV254593.

Aph=raf/106g/uk/1190 4260(2/2/1946).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254594.

Des=haynes, r. /ms notes(1970)in plymouth city library.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254595.

Des=mpp/130881,86-96.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV254596.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/2494 3131-2.


DMG, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68198.

(grid refs for vermin traps may be unreliable. There are therefore possibly more recorded on smr than exist in fact (dmg). ).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137243Migrated Record: Linehan, C. D..
SDV137758Migrated Record: HAYNES.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV254587Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV254589Migrated Record:
SDV254590Aerial Photograph:
SDV254591Migrated Record:
SDV254592Migrated Record:
SDV254593Aerial Photograph:
SDV254594Migrated Record:
SDV254595Migrated Record:
SDV254596Aerial Photograph:
SDV68198Migrated Record: DMG.

Associated Monuments

MDV49779Parent of: Pillow mound 180 metres west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV49780Parent of: Pillow mound 220 metres south-west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV49778Parent of: Pillow mound 40 metres east of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV14644Parent of: Vermin trap at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV3421Parent of: Vermin trap at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV3422Parent of: Vermin trap by Legis Lake (Monument)
MDV3393Parent of: Vermin trap immediately south west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV49777Parent of: Vermin trap near Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV14645Parent of: Vermin trap north-west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV3417Related to: Vermin trap at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area

Date Last Edited:Jun 26 2015 10:53AM