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HER Number:MDV56821
Name:Animal runs


Vis=13/4/1995 (gerrard) at above ngr, sx57706422 + sx57526419, six animal runs survive in close proximity to each other, as a series of separate and interconnected gullies situated within a partially enclosed hut settlement.


Grid Reference:SX 575 642
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/198/116
  • Old SAM Ref: 24233

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VERMIN TRAP (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description


These gullies probably represent a complex system of animal runs in which rabbits and vermin could have been trapped (mpp).

SX57536424], Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137940.

A (sx57536424]). Survives as a v-shaped gully with both arms facing downslope. The gully measures 0.6m wide and 0.15m deep.

SX57526419, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137941.

B (sx57526419). Is v-shaped and survives as a 1m wide and 0.6m deep hollow. Both arms measure 20m long and cut through an enclosure wall. This is site no.102 054 in the national trust upper plym inventory.

SX57616422, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137942.

C (sx57616422). Irregular in shape and measures 140m long, 1m wide and up to 0.6m deep. This animal run cuts an enclosure in 2 places. This is site no.102 075 in the national trust upper plym inventory.

SX57596424, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137943.

D (sx57596424). Includes a linear ditch measuring 32m long 0.8m wide and 0.3m deep. It leads from a hut circle and cuts another hut and an enclosure.

SX57676434, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137944.

E (sx57676434). V-shaped. Its n arm measures 25m long, its s arm is 15m long and it measures 0.8m wide by up to 0.2m deep. A bank of material upcast during its construction lies adjacent to the hollow and measures 0.5m wide by 0.3m high [5]. This is site no.102 078 in the national trust upper plym inventory.

SX57706422, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137945.

F (sx57706422). Survives as a series of irregular interconnecting hollows. These hollows are up to 1.5m wide and 0.4m deep. This is site no.102 077 in the national trust upper plym inventory.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137947.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities - the south west/3(1994)157;ma 51.1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137948.

Thackray, c.(ed)/the upper plym valley: the management of an historic landscape/(1994)18-9/102.054,075,077 + 078.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV137949.


Sources / Further Reading

SDV137940Migrated Record: SX57536424].
SDV137941Migrated Record: SX57526419.
SDV137942Migrated Record: SX57616422.
SDV137943Migrated Record: SX57596424.
SDV137944Migrated Record: SX57676434.
SDV137945Migrated Record: SX57706422.
SDV137947Migrated Record:
SDV137948Migrated Record:
SDV137949Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jun 22 2015 2:07PM