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HER Number:MDV14632
Name:Vermin trap, Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor

Summary

Vermin trap in Ditsworthy Warren, approximately 150 meters north-north-east of Ditsworthy Warren House.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 585 664
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/88/15

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VERMIN TRAP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Haynes, R. G., 1970, Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor, 161 (Article in Serial). SDV166302.

Ditsworthy Warren. Haynes' number 9. Built against ancient pound (SX56NE/26) wall. In addition to the two funnel walls, a further wall has been added on the opposite side of the pound wall, presumably to induce animals to pass through the wall and into the trap.


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

Not visible 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 against the pound wall including an extra section of wall.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166302Article in Serial: Haynes, R. G.. 1970. Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor. Post-Medieval Archaeology. 4. A4 Bound. 161. [Mapped feature: #5969 ]
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

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor
  • 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:Aug 31 2018 9:59AM