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HER Number:MDV3421
Name:Vermin trap at Legis Tor Warren


Trap in poor condition; only walls remaining.


Grid Reference:SX 568 655
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/240/27

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VERMIN TRAP (Constructed, 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, 199, Number 5 (Article in Serial). SDV230549.

Legis Tor Warren, SX5681 655. Site 5. Wall type 1. Condition poor, walls only. In low wall 274 metres south-west of Tor.

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

Not visible.

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 51 (Report - Assessment). SDV358632.

Vermin trap at SX56814 65555. Walls not too obvious; may be the site of Cook's trap number 5 (not sure).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV230549Article in Serial: Cook, R. M. L.. 1964. Old vermin traps on south-west Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 96. 199, Number 5.
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.
SDV358632Report - Assessment: Ridgers, H. + Ridgers, C.. 2015. Of Varments and Vermin Traps. A4 Comb Bound. 5, number 51.

Associated Monuments

MDV14144Part of: Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV49780Related to: Pillow mound 220 metres south-west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV49781Related to: Pillow mound 360m west-south-west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV3417Related to: Vermin trap at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV3422Related to: Vermin trap by Legis Lake (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 8:15AM