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HER Number:MDV14362
Name:VERMIN TRAP in the Parish of Shaugh Prior

Summary

Trowlesworthy warren. Haynes' vermin trap no.38. A vermin trap against ancient boundary wall running se from trowlesworthy enclosures (haynes).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 644
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/198/54
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Vis=9/4/1995 (gerrad) vermin trap built against the e side of a boundary wall. Includes 2 lengths of rubble wall, together forming a v-shaped trap. The walls are of partly faced rubble construction and average 0.7m wide by 0.3m high. The nne wall measures 2.6m long and the ese arm is 2m long. The position of the trap suggests that it was intended to catch vermin following the boundary wall. Vermin approaching their quarry tend to seek a route that provides visual cover and the purpose of a trap was to funnel predators along ditches or side walls to a central point where they could be trapped. The stone from which the structure was constructed was presumably taken from the boundary wall (mpp).


HAYNES, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137758.

Trowlesworthy warren. Haynes' vermin trap no.38. A vermin trap against ancient boundary wall running se from trowlesworthy enclosures (haynes).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150463.

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


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150464.

National trust/the upper plym valley:management of an historic landscape/(1994)31/102.088.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150465.

Des=mpp/140641.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137758Migrated Record: HAYNES.
SDV150463Migrated Record:
SDV150464Migrated Record:
SDV150465Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM