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HER Number:MDV3414
Name:Vermin Trap south-west fo Shadyback Tor in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Vermin Trap to the south-west fo Shadyback Tor in Trowlesworthy Warren

Location

Grid Reference:SX 564 650
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/240/20
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VERMIN TRAP (XVII to XVIII - 1700 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Cook, R. M. L., 1964, Old vermin traps on south-west Dartmoor, 199 (Article in Serial). SDV230549.

Trowlesworthy Warren. Site 7. Wall type 3a. Fair condition, walls only. Near left bank of the Plym 210 metres south-west of Shadyback Tor.


Haynes, R. G., 1970, Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor, 157 (Article in Serial). SDV166302.

Vermin trap no.15 at SX56506500 described as being between south-west corner of three-cornered field and River Plym. Two funnel walls are built against an ancient wall following the line of the river; third wall is of small stones; 4th wall is the ancient wall running off to join the walled field.


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

Not visible on aerial photograph.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140685 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 1st April 1995. Vermin trap at SX56466501. Vermin trap abuts a boundary wall. Includes a single length of rubble wall, which together with a pre-existing field boundary wall forms a V-shaped trap. The wall is of rubble construction and measures 4.6 metres long by 1.2 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. 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 robbed from the field boundary walls.


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 75, 102 262 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

V-shaped funnel walls of a vermin trap set against the east face of a wall. Composed of irregular boulders and small stones with no obvious faced slabs. The arms are 6 metres and 4.5 metres long with walls 1 metre wide by 0.45 metres high.


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

One arm of feature shown on survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 75, 102 262. [Mapped feature: #119620 ]
SDV166302Article in Serial: Haynes, R. G.. 1970. Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor. Post-Medieval Archaeology. 4. A4 Bound + digital. 157.
SDV230549Article in Serial: Cook, R. M. L.. 1964. Old vermin traps on south-west Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 96. 199.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140685.
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.
SDV345855Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Survey Information (miscellaneous date). English Heritage. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV70972Related to: Field with Medieval origins north-west of Trowlesworthy Warren Farm, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Aug 30 2019 12:59PM