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HER Number:MDV3389
Name:Vermin trap, Ditsworthy Warren

Summary

Vermin trap in Ditsworthy Warren. These traps were used to catch stoats and weasels (the main predators of rabbits) while the warren was in use as a business.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 577 669
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/88/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VERMIN TRAP (Early Medieval to XVIII - 1066 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Cook, R. M. L., 1964, Old vermin traps on south-west Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV230549.

Ditsworthy Warren. Site 2. Type 3, a long straight wall is adapted by the addition of two wing walls on one side. These can guide the vermin to a trap running at right angles to the original wall. Good condition; base, two short sides and walls remain. North of Gutter Tor summit rocks. Probable date of use 1700-1800.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible 1946 Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.


Whitbourn, A., 2001, An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren, 78 (Report - Assessment). SDV360381.

Vermin trap of Type 3 consisting of a long staight wall including two wing walls and two short sides.


English Heritage, 2005, Survey Information (miscellaneous date) (Report - Survey). SDV345855.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV230549Article in Serial: Cook, R. M. L.. 1964. Old vermin traps on south-west Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 96.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88109 ]
SDV360381Report - Assessment: Whitbourn, A.. 2001. An Archaeological Investigation into features comprising, and associated with, Ditsworthy Warren. A4 Comb Bound. 78.

Associated Monuments

MDV14142Part of: Ditsworthy Warren, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV3390Related to: Vermin trap, Ditsworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7551 - Ditsworthy Warren: An archaeological investigation
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area

Date Last Edited:Jun 8 2018 3:31PM