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HER Number:MDV14641
Name:Vermin trap in enclosure at Legistor Warren


One of four vermin traps within an enclosure forming part of Legis Tor Warren. Built against outer wall of prehistoric enclosure. Trap includes a V-shaped rubble wall with a narrow 2.5m long passage situated at the point. The northern arm measures 10m long and the southern is 5m long.


Grid Reference:SX 576 654
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/239/23

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Haynes, R. G., 1970, Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor, 159, No.8 (Article in Serial). SDV166302.

Legis Tor Warren SX 5760 6540. On right bank of the River Plym above Spanish Lake. Built against ancient wall here running by river. Two lower walls are overgrown.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on the 1946 Royal Air Force aerial photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166302Article in Serial: Haynes, R. G.. 1970. Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor. Post-Medieval Archaeology. 4. A4 Bound + digital. 159, No.8.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.

Associated Monuments

MDV127308Part of: Enclosure containing pillow mounds at Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV14144Related to: Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV3419Related to: Possible vermin trap in enclosure at Legistor Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area
  • EDV8227 - Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 9 2020 4:03PM