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HER Number:MDV2488
Name:Vermin trap on the northern slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor

Summary

Trowlesworthy warren. Site 26. Wall type 1. Good condition, walls only. In clitter 46m. From left bank of spanish lake, 320m. North east of little trowlesworthy tor (cook).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 578 648
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/198/38
  • Old SAM Ref: 28798

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VERMIN TRAP (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138450.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138451.

Haynes, r. G. /post med arch/4(1970)157.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138452.

Thackray, c.(ed)/the upper plym valley: the management of an historic landscape/(1994)98/102.401.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138453.

COOK, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138782.

Trowlesworthy warren. Site 26. Wall type 1. Good condition, walls only. In clitter 46m. From left bank of spanish lake, 320m. North east of little trowlesworthy tor (cook).

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

Not recorded (rchm app 1985).

DMG, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV68198.

This may be the same as haynes'no.3, grid ref sx57706490, which is described as being on the left bank of spanish lake (dmg).

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140499 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Vis=5/4/1995 (gerrard) at sx57836490. Vermin trap includes 2 lengths of v-shaped orthostat and rubble walling together forming an x-shaped trap. Details of the length and size of the walls of the trap can be found in the national trust upper plym inventory. In addition however it was noted during fieldwork that the trapping area survives as a 1.7m long and 0.3m wide feature denoted by edge set stones at the point where the walls meet (mpp).

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138450Migrated Record:
SDV138451Migrated Record:
SDV138452Migrated Record:
SDV138453Migrated 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 140499.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV68198Migrated Record: DMG.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV56848Related to: PILLOW MOUND in the Parish of 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 8:13AM