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HER Number:MDV14623
Name:Vermin trap adjacent to bank, Trowlesworthy Warren

Summary

Trap located at edge of bank or wall consisting of a V-shaped arrangement of irregular small earthfast stones.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 651
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/240/18

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Trowlesworthy Warren. Haynes' vermin trap no.25. On ancient wall between Lee Moor Leat and River Plym. Small trap, heavily turfed over.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible 1946 Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.


Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

Depicted on map.


Holley, S., 2007, Historic Landscape Survey: Vermin Trap, Upper Plym Valley, Plym; section 19 (Report - Survey). SDV359341.

V-shpaed vermin trap which abuts west side of wall (MDV25265). The arms of the vermin trap consist of irregular small earthfast stones. Some small stones on the other side of the wall could indicate a continuation of the arms forming an x-shape, however if so, only a few stones remain. Length: southern arm 5.9 metres, northern arm 6.4 metres; elevation 258 metres.


Ridgers, H. + Ridgers, C., 2015, Of Varments and Vermin Traps, 7, number 79 (Report - Assessment). SDV358632.

SX57142 65129. Embedded in reave wall, not too obvious.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166302Article in Serial: Haynes, R. G.. 1970. Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor. Post-Medieval Archaeology. 4. A4 Bound. 158.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #81302 ]
SDV358632Report - Assessment: Ridgers, H. + Ridgers, C.. 2015. Of Varments and Vermin Traps. A4 Comb Bound. 7, number 79.
SDV359341Report - Survey: Holley, S.. 2007. Historic Landscape Survey: Vermin Trap, Upper Plym Valley, Plym; section 19. National Trust. SNA62228. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV25265Related to: Bank at Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV3407Related to: Vermin trap on River Plym, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Dec 18 2015 11:13AM