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HER Number:MDV14365
Name:VERMIN TRAP in the Parish of Shaugh Prior


Trowlesworthy warren. Haynes' vermin trap no.35. Built against little trowlesworthy tor; indistinct and obscured by fallen stone (haynes).


Grid Reference:SX 577 645
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/198/89
  • Old SAM Ref: 22357

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Des-vis=5/4/1995 (gerrard) at sx57706453. Vermin trap includes 2 lengths of drystone wall forming a v-shaped trap pointing towards a rock face. The position of the trap suggests that the rock face was intended to help encourage the vermin into the trapping area, which was originally sited at the point where the 2 lengths of walling meet. The n wall measures 4.8m long, 0.5m wide, 0.5m high and is composed of orthostats. The s wall is of rubble construction and measures 4.7m long, 0.8m wide and 0.3m high (mpp).

HAYNES, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137758.

Trowlesworthy warren. Haynes' vermin trap no.35. Built against little trowlesworthy tor; indistinct and obscured by fallen stone (haynes).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150468.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150469.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150470.

Thackray, c.(ed)/the upper plym valley: the management of an historic landscape/(1994)93/102.384.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150471.

Crossing, w. /guide to dartmoor/(1990)431.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150472.

Robertson, j. G. /the archaeology of the upper plym valley/(1991)/unpub phd thesis;edinburgh.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137758Migrated Record: HAYNES.
SDV150468Migrated Record:
SDV150469Migrated Record:
SDV150470Migrated Record:
SDV150471Migrated Record:
SDV150472Migrated 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:Nov 2 2015 9:35AM