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HER Number:MDV2487
Name:Vermin trap at Trowlesworthy Warren


Trowlesworthy warren. Site 21. Wall type 111a. Good condition, walls only (cook).


Grid Reference:SX 572 645
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/198/37
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VERMIN TRAP (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

HAYNES, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137758.

Haynes' vermin trap no.22. On right bank of lee moor leat: well defined trap with rudimentary walls across path to water's edge (haynes).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138410.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138411.

Haynes, r. G. /post med arch/4(1970)158.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138412.

Des=national trust/the upper plym valley: the management of an historic landscape/(1994)34/102.095.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138413.

Haynes map of trowlesworthy/t22/in plymouth city museum.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138414.

Thackray, c.(ed)/the upper plym valley: the management of an historic landscape/(1994)34/102.095.

COOK, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138782.

Trowlesworthy warren. Site 21. Wall type 111a. Good condition, walls only (cook).

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

Not recorded (rchm app 1985).

SMR, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV3670.

Gerrard references his site to this record and to subsheet 49. This may indicate duplication, although the two records are separately numbered by haynes (smr).

National Trust, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV5615.

Vis=estimated -/-/1987 (national trust) v-shaped funnel walls of a vermin trap built against leat. Narrow walls consist of some large boulders and smaller stones (national trust).

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140645 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Vis=4/4/1995 (gerrard) at sx57256456. Vermin trap built against w side of the lee moor china clay leat. Includes 2 lengths of rubble wall, together forming a v-shaped trap. The walls are of orthostatic construction and average 0.7m wide by 0.55m high. The sw wall is 7.7m long and the wnw arm is 6.7m long. The position of the trap suggests that it was intended to catch vermin following the leat (mpp).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137758Migrated Record: HAYNES.
SDV138410Migrated Record:
SDV138411Migrated Record:
SDV138412Migrated Record:
SDV138413Migrated Record:
SDV138414Migrated 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 140645.
SDV3670Migrated Record: SMR.
SDV5615Migrated Record: National Trust.

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:Oct 22 2019 8:12AM