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HER Number:MDV3412
Name:Vermin trap in enclosure at Legistor Warren

Summary

One of four vermin traps within an enclosure forming part of Legis Tor Warren. Trap is situated between two stone hut circles and includes a V-shaped wall with a narrow 3m long passage situated at the point. The

Location

Grid Reference:SX 574 653
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/239/20

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VERMIN TRAP (Constructed, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Cook, R. M. L., 1964, Old vermin traps on south-west Dartmoor, 198, Site 4. (Article in Serial). SDV230549.

Legis Tor Warren SX 575 653. Type 1. Poor condition, walls only. Pound wall 186m from Spanish Lake Foot. Dated to 1700-1800.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on the 1946 Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP130890, Trap 1 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(22/02/1993) One of four vermin traps within an enclosure forming part of Legis Tor Warren. Vermin trap 1 is situated between two stone hut circles [AI: 130867 and 130868] and includes a V-shaped wall with a narrow 3m long passage situated at the point. The

Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361636.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV230549Article in Serial: Cook, R. M. L.. 1964. Old vermin traps on south-west Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 96. 198, Site 4..
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP130890, Trap 1.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV361636Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #124160 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV127308Part of: Enclosure containing pillow mounds at Legistor Warren (Monument)
MDV50644Related to: Hut south of small enclosure, Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV50645Related to: Hut south of small enclosure, Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV14144Related to: Legis Tor Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area
  • EDV8227 - Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 11 2020 3:43PM