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HER Number:MDV14375
Name:Vermin trap, Huntingdon Warren


Remains of a vermin trap used to capture weasels and stoats when Huntingdon was worked as a rabbit warren. Apparently destroyed in 1981.


Grid Reference:SX 655 667
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/13/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VERMIN TRAP (XIX to XX - 1808 AD to 1930 AD (Between))

Full description

Haynes, R. G., 1970, Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor, 163 (Article in Serial). SDV166302.

Vermin trap, Huntingdon Warren. Haynes' trap number 3. A good trap, based on the river; the long side stone is still in position and one short side beside it in trap.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1982, Huntingdon Warren Vermin Trap (Correspondence). SDV229060.

This vermin trap (Haynes number 3) Destroyed sometime between August and 29th December 1981. Stones taken from it to build two 'cairns' either side of it. (Letter to Dartmoor National Park Authority dated 30/12/1981 from an Ivybridge resident) Other details: Number SX66NE133.

Ridgers, H. + Ridgers, C., 2015, Of Varments and Vermin Traps, 6 (Report - Assessment). SDV358632.

Well-preserved trap (Haynes number 3) at SX6551366670. One long side stone is still in position, other side small stone is in position. Paving floor in situ; three metre long wall on bankside, short wall on river side. Trap located on built up section of the bank to make whole trap level.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166302Article in Serial: Haynes, R. G.. 1970. Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor. Post-Medieval Archaeology. 4. A4 Bound. 163.
SDV229060Correspondence: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1982. Huntingdon Warren Vermin Trap. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV358632Report - Assessment: Ridgers, H. + Ridgers, C.. 2015. Of Varments and Vermin Traps. A4 Comb Bound. 6.

Associated Monuments

MDV5183Part of: Huntingdon Warren (Monument)
MDV112646Related to: Vermin trap in Huntingdon Warren (Monument)
MDV14373Related to: Vermin trap, Huntingdon Warren (Monument)
MDV14374Related to: Vermin trap, Huntingdon Warren (Monument)
MDV14372Related to: Warren House, Huntingdon, Lydford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2018 1:27PM