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HER Number:MDV2486
Name:Vermin trap at Trowlesworthy Warren


Trowlesworthy warren. Site 20. Wall type 111a. Good condition, walls only.


Grid Reference:SX 572 644
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/198/36
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138443.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138445.

Des=pye, a. R. /archaeological watching brief on the ecc lee moor works leat corridor in the upper plym valley, dartmoor/(emafu report 92.60)/(1992)8.

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

Trowlesworthy warren. Site 20. Wall type 111a. Good condition, walls only. Not recorded (rchm app 1985).

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140657 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Vis=4/4/1995 (gerrard) at sx57276448. Vermin trap built against the w side of the lee moor china clay leat. Includes 2 lengths of orthostatic wall, together forming a v-shaped trap. The wnw wall measures 7m long, 1.1m wide and 0.7m high, whilst the ssw wall is 4.3m long, 0.8m wide and 0.7m high. The position of the trap suggests that it was intended to catch vermin following the leat (mpp).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138443Migrated Record:
SDV138445Migrated Record:
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 140657.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon
  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Nov 29 2019 2:20PM