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HER Number:MDV14357
Name:Vermin trap 490 metres south of Trowlesworthy Warren House

Summary

Vermin trap situated on the edge of a small gully. Includes two lengths of rubble wall forming a v-shaped trap pointing towards the gully. The position of the trap suggests that it was designed to capture vermin using the gully for access into the warren. The trapping area survives as a series of edge set stones at the point where the two lengths of walling meet. The walls measure up to 1.3 metres wide by 0.3 metres high and are composed of rubble. The western arm is 6 metres long, whilst the eastern arm is 7 metres long.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 567 642
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/198/50
  • Old SAM Ref: 28652

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VERMIN TRAP (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Haynes, R. G., Map of Trowlesworthy Warren (Cartographic). SDV165949.


Haynes, R. G., 1970, Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor, 158, number 39 (Article in Serial). SDV166302.

Trowlesworthy Warren. Haynes' vermin trap no. 39. Trap against the small brook south of Trowlesworthy House. Inconspicuous and entirely turfed over.


Mercer, R. J., 1987, An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986, 5 (Report - Survey). SDV165948.

Turf-covered vermin trap built against a small stream.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133546, 5/6/1996 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Vermin trap situated on the edge of a small gully. Includes two lengths of rubble wall forming a v-shaped trap pointing towards the gully. The position of the trap suggests that it was designed to capture vermin using the gully for access into the warren. The trapping area survives as a series of edge set stones at the point where the two lengths of walling meet. The walls measure up to 1.3 metres wide by 0.3 metres high and are composed of rubble. The western arm is 6 metres long, whilst the eastern arm is 7 metres long.


National Trust and English Heritage, 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape, 1/102.005 (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.

Vermin trap at SX5676 6430. Turf-covered trap built against a small stream.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.


Ridgers, H. + Ridgers, C., 2015, Of Varments and Vermin Traps, 5, number 54 (Report - Assessment). SDV358632.

SX5674 6429. Trowlesworthy. Trap now virtually absorbed by the waterlogged surrounding area; hard to located in the heavy vegetation.


Richards, A. F., 2015, Vermin trap south of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Personal Comment). SDV359335.

The scheduled area for this site may be slightly too far to the east.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165948Report - Survey: Mercer, R. J.. 1987. An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986. Edinburgh Archaeological Services. A4 Comb Bound. 5.
SDV165949Cartographic: Haynes, R. G.. Map of Trowlesworthy Warren. Unknown.
SDV166302Article in Serial: Haynes, R. G.. 1970. Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor. Post-Medieval Archaeology. 4. A4 Bound. 158, number 39.
SDV166309Report - non-specific: National Trust and English Heritage. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 102.130. A4 Comb Bound. 1/102.005.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133546, 5/6/1996.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV358632Report - Assessment: Ridgers, H. + Ridgers, C.. 2015. Of Varments and Vermin Traps. A4 Comb Bound. 5, number 54. [Mapped feature: #5752 ]
SDV359335Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2015. Vermin trap south of Trowlesworthy Warren House. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV32069Related to: Pillow mound 490 metres south of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV14358Related to: Vermin trap 520 metres south-south-west of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2015 11:56AM