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HER Number:MDV14630
Name:Vermin trap, Ditsworthy Warren

Summary

Vermin trap in Ditsworthy Warren, approximately 600 meters north-west of Ditsworthy Warren House.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 579 667
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/88/13

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 1, located on the south-east slope of Gutter Tor. The funnel walls make use of large natural stones and medieval ruins (SX56NE/93). The path from Gutter Tor to Ditsworthy passes through one funnel wall. The two-hole cover stone remains.


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.


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

Vermin trap on the south-east slope of Gutter Tor includes natural stones and Medieval walls

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.
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)

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 4:11PM