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HER Number:MDV14633
Name:Vermin trap, Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor

Summary

Vermin trap in Ditsworthy Warren, approximately 200 meters north-east of Ditsworthy Warrren House.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 586 663
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/88/16

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, 161 (Article in Serial). SDV166302.

Ditsworthy Warren; Haynes' vermin trap number 12. This trap lies a few yards east of enclosure known as Ware's Garden and was excavated in 1963. Built against an enormous boulder which forms part of an ancient wall, makes use of natural stones. The base stone shows shallow grooves corresponding to the position of the two end slate shutters. The large boulder against which the trap is built has two holes vertically above the centre of the trap.


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

Not visible on 1946 Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.


Whitbourn, A., 2001, An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren, 79 (Report - Assessment). SDV360381.

Vermin trap a few metres east of the enclosure known as Ware's Garden. Situated against a large rock in the ancient wall w3ith two holes in the stone above.

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: #5970 ]
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. 79.

Associated Monuments

MDV14142Part of: Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122710Related to: Small Enclosure north-east Ditsworthy Warren Farmstead, 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 10:06AM