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HER Number:MDV14645
Name:Vermin trap north-west of Legis Tor

Summary

Trap lies against the north-western outcrop of Legis Tor and is apparently joined to it by short walls. Has been hard to locate in the past; obscured by clitter.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 655
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 335
  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 335
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/239/27
  • Pastscape: 1409409

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, 159 (Article in Serial). SDV166302.

Legis Tor Warren. SX5700 6560. Haynes' vermin trap Number 2. Against north-western outcrop of Legis Tor and joined to it by short walls. Rather obscure in clitter.

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

Not visible 1946 Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Considered under the Monument Protection Programme for scheduling but could not be found (visits between 01/01/1997 - 31/03/1997).

Newman, P., 2005, Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV363484.

(08/02/2005) SX 5701 6560. The remains of a vermin trap adjoin the northern pile of Legis Tor. A single drystone wall 7m long and a maximum of 0.3m high runs south-east for 7m from the tor. It represents the remains of one of the former funnel walls.

Ridgers, H. + Ridgers, C., 2015, Of Varments and Vermin Traps, pg 9, number 99 (Report - Assessment). SDV358632.

Vermin trap at SX57019 65602. Two walls (grass-covered) against outcrop - obscure.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV166302Article in Serial: Haynes, R. G.. 1970. Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor. Post-Medieval Archaeology. 4. A4 Bound + digital. 159.
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.
SDV358632Report - Assessment: Ridgers, H. + Ridgers, C.. 2015. Of Varments and Vermin Traps. A4 Comb Bound. pg 9, number 99.

Associated Monuments

MDV14144Part of: Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV49779Related to: Pillow mound 180 metres west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV3422Related to: Possible vermin trap by Legis Lake (Monument)
MDV3393Related to: Vermin trap immediately south west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV49777Related to: Vermin trap near Legis Tor (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:May 5 2020 3:17PM