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HER Number:MDV14366
Name:Vermin Trap, Trowlesworthy Warren

Summary

Trowlesworthy warren. Haynes' vermin trap no.34. On stream forming s boundary of warren. Ill-defined trap based on an enormous boulder, with two funnel walls s to stream and a single funnel wall n from boulder (haynes).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 578 639
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/198/135
  • Old SAM Ref: 22378

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=12/4/1995 (gerrard) at sx57876397. Vermin trap includes 3 lengths of walling together forming a y-shaped trap. The n arm lies on the scarp immediately above the stream and includes an 8.5m by 1m by 0.5m high rubble wall which terminates on the s against a large earthfast boulder which measures 2m square by 1.5m high. The remaining 2 arms are composed of stones arranged in a line, start from a point 0.6m s of the large boulder and lie in the shallow valley formed by the stream. The arm which faces ssw measures 4m by 0.9m by 0.4m high. The final arm faces sse, and is 4.4m by 0.7m by 0.3m high (mpp).


HAYNES, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137758.

Trowlesworthy warren. Haynes' vermin trap no.34. On stream forming s boundary of warren. Ill-defined trap based on an enormous boulder, with two funnel walls s to stream and a single funnel wall n from boulder (haynes).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150457.

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


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150458.

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


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150459.

Robertson, j. G. /the archaeology of the upper plym valley/(1991)254-6/unpub phd thesis; edinburgh.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV150460.

Des=mpp/140348.


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

This monument includes a vermin trap situated immediately adjacent to a small unnamed stream on the gentle south west facing slope of Great Trowlesworthy Tor overlooking the valley of the Blacka Brook.
The vermin trap includes three lengths of walling together forming a `Y'-shaped trap. The northern arm lies on the scarp immediately above the stream and includes an 8.5m long, 1m wide and 0.5m high rubble wall which terminates at the south against a large earthfast boulder which measures 2m square by 1.5m high. The remaining two arms are composed of stones arranged in a line, start from a point 0.6m south of the large boulder and lie in the shallow valley formed by the stream. The arm which faces SSW measures 4m long, 0.9m wide and 0.4m high. The final arm faces SSE, and measures 4.4m long, 0.7m wide and 0.3m high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137758Migrated Record: HAYNES.
SDV150457Migrated Record:
SDV150458Migrated Record:
SDV150459Migrated Record:
SDV150460Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

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:May 15 2015 9:28AM