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HER Number:MDV3422
Name:Vermin trap by Legis Lake


Trap near Legis Lake; part of Legis Tor Warren. Consists of grassy covered X-shaped walls. No cover stone visible.


Grid Reference:SX 567 656
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/240/28

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VERMIN TRAP (Early Medieval to XVIII - 1066 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Cook, R. M. L., 1964, Old vermin traps on south-west Dartmoor, 198, number 3 (Article in Serial). SDV230549.

Legis Tor Warren SX5675 6565. Site 3. Type 1. Fair, walls only. Legis Lake, 137 metres south-west of north-west entrance in warren wall. 1700-1800 in date.

Haynes, R. G., 1970, Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor, 159, Haynes number 5 (Article in Serial). SDV166302.

Legis Tor Warren. SX5670 6560. Haynes' vermin trap number 5. In Legis Lake gurt, north makes use of tinner's heaps and bank of gurt.

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

Possibly the same as SX56NE/264 (old record MDV14643). Not visible on 1946 Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.

Ridgers, H. + Ridgers, C., 2015, Of Varments and Vermin Traps, 5, number 52 (Report - Assessment). SDV358632.

Vermin trap at SX56762 65640. Grassy covered X-shaped walls. No cover stone visible. Duplicate record with MDV14643.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166302Article in Serial: Haynes, R. G.. 1970. Vermin Traps and Rabbit Warrens on Dartmoor. Post-Medieval Archaeology. 4. A4 Bound. 159, Haynes number 5.
SDV230549Article in Serial: Cook, R. M. L.. 1964. Old vermin traps on south-west Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 96. 198, number 3.
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 52. [Mapped feature: #19695 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14144Part of: Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV3421Related to: Vermin trap at Legis Tor Warren (Monument)
MDV14645Related to: Vermin trap north-west of Legis Tor (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 10:22AM