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HER Number:MDV3417
Name:Vermin trap at Legis Tor Warren

Summary

Vermin trap lies 15 metres below leat bed at bottom of steep bank. Remains consist of low, grassy, X-shaped walls.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 567 653
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/240/23

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Cook, R. M. L., 1964, Old vermin traps on south-west Dartmoor, 199, number 6 (Article in Serial). SDV230549.

Legis Tor Warren SX5675 6536. Site 6. Wall type 1. Fair condition, walls only. Legis Lake, 219 metres north-north-east of the point where the warren wall meets the River Plym. Dated 1700-1800.


Haynes, R. G., 1970, Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor, 159, number 7 (Article in Serial). SDV166302.

Legis Tor Warren SX5670 6530. Haynes' vermin trap number 7. In Legis Lake gurt, middle, uses rather small stones, but trap easily seen.


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

Not visible on 1946 Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.


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

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


Ridgers, H. + Ridgers, C., 2015, Of Varments and Vermin Traps, 5, number 47 (Report - Assessment). SDV358632.

Vermin trap at SX56735 65362. Lies 15 metres below leat bed at bottom of steep bank. Remains consist of low, grassy, X-shaped walls.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV166302Article in Serial: Haynes, R. G.. 1970. Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor. Post-Medieval Archaeology. 4. A4 Bound. 159, number 7.
SDV230549Article in Serial: Cook, R. M. L.. 1964. Old vermin traps on south-west Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 96. 199, number 6.
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.
SDV358632Report - Assessment: Ridgers, H. + Ridgers, C.. 2015. Of Varments and Vermin Traps. A4 Comb Bound. 5, number 47. [Mapped feature: #19654 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV28521Related to: ENCLOSURE in the Parish of Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV14144Related to: Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV3421Related to: Vermin trap at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV14644Related to: Vermin trap at 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

Date Last Edited:Jun 26 2015 10:46AM