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HER Number:MDV2483
Name:Vermin trap at Trowlesworthy Warren


Trowlesworthy warren. Site 17. Wall type 1. Fair condition, walls only. South west by west of stone circle (cook).


Grid Reference:SX 573 637
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/198/34
  • Old SAM Ref: 24229

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VERMIN TRAP (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138424.

Cook, r. M. L. /tda/96(1964)200/old vermin traps on south west dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138425.

Mercer, r. J. /upper plym valley survey/(1987)25.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138426.

Des=haynes maps of trowlesworthy/in plymouth city library.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138427.

Haynes, r. G. /post med arch/4(1970)157/no 5.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138428.

Des=national trust/the upper plym valley: the management of an historic landscape/(1994)9/102.025.

COOK, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138782.

Trowlesworthy warren. Site 17. Wall type 1. Fair condition, walls only. South west by west of stone circle (cook).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV26818.

Not recorded (rchm app 1985).

Griffith, F. M., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV8774.

Probably the same site as subsheet 57, though ngr's differ (fmg).

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140533, 10/3/1994 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(SX 5739 6377). Vermin trap includes two V-shaped lengths of walling together forming an X-shaped trap with the 1.3 metre wide trapping area situated at the centre. The walls forming the funnel on either side of the trapping area are composed of drystone walling up to two courses and 0.7 metres high and include large orthostats together with smaller infill stones. The north-east, south-east and south-west walls are 6.0 metres long and the north-west one is 3.5 metres long.
This vermin trap is situated at the s end of a long animal run (sx56se/376) and is a very good example of the relationship between this type of gully and a vermin trap (mpp).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138424Migrated Record:
SDV138425Migrated Record:
SDV138426Migrated Record:
SDV138427Migrated Record:
SDV138428Migrated Record:
SDV138782Migrated Record: COOK.
SDV26818Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140533, 10/3/1994.
SDV8774Migrated Record: Griffith, F. M..

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Nov 29 2019 2:20PM