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HER Number:MDV32078
Name:VERMIN TRAP in the Parish of Shaugh Prior

Summary

Vermin trap. Well-defined v-shaped funnel walls of a vermin trap, set against bank of drain, see sx56se/359. Composed of small stones and a long orthostat in e arm. Dimensions: length of ne arm 8.50m, length of sw arm 8.60m x breadth 0.40m x height 0.15m (mercer).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 572 643
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/198/79
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=10/4/1995 (gerrard) vermin trap built against the w side of a boundary wall. Includes 2 lengths of rubble wall, together forming a v-shaped trap. The walls are of double faced rubble construction and average 0.9m wide by 0.3m high. The n wall measures 5.5m long and the w arm is 4m long. The position of the trap suggests that it was intended to catch vermin following the boundary wall. The stone from which the structure was constructed was presumably taken from the boundary wall (mpp).


MERCER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV121316.

Vermin trap. Well-defined v-shaped funnel walls of a vermin trap, set against bank of drain, see sx56se/359. Composed of small stones and a long orthostat in e arm. Dimensions: length of ne arm 8.50m, length of sw arm 8.60m x breadth 0.40m x height 0.15m (mercer).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV170653.

Mercer, r. J. /upper plym valley survey/(1987)21.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV170654.

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


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV170655.

Haynes, r. G. /post-med arch/4(1970)158/no 18.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV170656.

Des=national trust/the upper plym valley: the management of an historic landscape/(1994)8/102.021.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV170657.

Des=mpp/140675.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV121316Migrated Record: MERCER.
SDV170653Migrated Record:
SDV170654Migrated Record:
SDV170655Migrated Record:
SDV170656Migrated Record:
SDV170657Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM