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HER Number:MDV14642
Name:Vermin trap in enclosure, Legistor Warren

Summary

Vermin trap south of pillow mound within enclosure. Survives as a V-shaped ditch measuring 0.6m wide and 0.2m deep. The eastern arm measures 30m long and the western arm is 17m long. A slight bank representing material upcast during construction, survives on either side of the ditch.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 573 652
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/239/24

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, trap no.3. (Article in Serial). SDV166302.

Legis Tor Warren SX 5730 6525. On right bank of the River Plym opposite Rock Island in fairly good order with two-hole cover stone remaining.

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 vertical aerial photographs.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP130889 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(22/02/1993) Enclosure containing pillow mound and vermin trap.
The vermin trap lies south of the pillow mound and survives as a V-shaped ditch measuring 0.6m wide and 0.2m deep. The eastern arm measures 30m long and the western arm is 17m long. A slight bank representing material upcast during construction, survives on either side of the ditch.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on the aerial photograph.

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, trap no.3..
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP130889.
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.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #5978 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV50623Related to: Medieval or later enclosure in 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:Jan 24 2020 12:24PM