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HER Number:MDV14628
Name:Vermin trap, Ditsworthy Warren

Summary

Vermin trap in Ditsworthy Warren approximately 800 meters north-west of Ditsworthy Warren House.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 579 669
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/88/11

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, 160 (Article in Serial). SDV166302.

Ditsworthy Warren; Haynes' vermin trap number 3. On the north side of Gutter Tor amid massive clitter. Not very obvious. Excavated in 1962. Removal of turf revealed the stone base with three shallow depressions indicating the positions of the slate shutters. On the north side a rust stain indicated where iron fitting had been. On the south side are the remains of two slate shutters drilled for suspension. The two short side stones were found a little distance away.


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

Not visible on the 1946 Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.


Griffiths, D. M., 1996, Ditsworthy Warren (Personal Comment). SDV346274.

This trap may be the same as either SX56NE/91 or 92.


Whitbourn, A., 2001, An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren, 78 (Report - Assessment). SDV360381.

Vermin trap in clltter on the north side of Gutter Tor not easily seen.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166302Article in Serial: Haynes, R. G.. 1970. Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor. Post-Medieval Archaeology. 4. A4 Bound. 160.
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.
SDV346274Personal Comment: Griffiths, D. M.. 1996. Ditsworthy Warren. Unknown.
SDV360381Report - Assessment: Whitbourn, A.. 2001. An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren. A4 Comb Bound. 78.

Associated Monuments

MDV14142Part of: Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV103555Related to: Fragments of Prehistoric Enclosures at Gutter Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122269Related to: Prehistoric Hut Circle within an Enclosure at Gutter Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7551 - Ditsworthy Warren: An archaeological investigation
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area

Date Last Edited:Jun 8 2018 4:00PM