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HER Number:MDV3403
Name:Vermin trap on edge of Willings Walls Warren

Summary

Vermin trap on left bank of Spanish Lake, small trap against gully wall becoming absorbed by vegetation. Very short walls between stream and steep bank. Left bank of Spanish Lake, 128 metres south-south-east of Spanish Lake Foot.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 576 651
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/240/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Cook, R. M. L., 1964, Old vermin traps on south-west Dartmoor, 200, site 25 (Article in Serial). SDV230549.

Trowlesworthy Warren. Site 25. Wall type 3a. Very short walls between stream and steep bank. Left bank of Spanish Lake, 128 metres south-south-east of Spanish Lake Foot.


Haynes, R. G., 1970, Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor, 158 (Article in Serial). SDV166302.

Probably Haynes' vermin trap number 29. Very small trap against steep bank of gully, here reinforced with stone for the full extent of trap. Very overgrown.


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

Not visible 1946 Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.


Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report, 2002 (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Considered under Monument Protection Programme but could not be found. Not recommended for scheduling.


Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.


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

Trap is depicted on map layer; based on Plym Survey data.


Ridgers, H. + Ridgers, C., 2015, Of Varments and Vermin Traps, 4, site 33 (Report - Assessment). SDV358632.

SX5765 6515. Vermin trap on left bank of Spanish Lake, small trap against gully wall becoming absorbed by vegetation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown. 2002.
SDV166302Article in Serial: Haynes, R. G.. 1970. Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor. Post-Medieval Archaeology. 4. A4 Bound. 158.
SDV230549Article in Serial: Cook, R. M. L.. 1964. Old vermin traps on south-west Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 96. 200, site 25.
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.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV358632Report - Assessment: Ridgers, H. + Ridgers, C.. 2015. Of Varments and Vermin Traps. A4 Comb Bound. 4, site 33.

Associated Monuments

MDV13511Related to: Willings Walls Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2015 2:48PM