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HER Number:MDV56831
Name:Vermin trap

Summary

Vermin trap situated against a prehistoric field boundary includes two lengths of rubble walling, forming a V-shaped trap, pointing towards a field boundary.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 565 648
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/198/105
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • VERMIN TRAP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

National Trust and English Heritage, 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape, 59 (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.


Gerrard, S., 1995, 140623 (Site Visit). SDV137700.

Vermin trap situated against a prehistoric field boundary includes two lengths of rubble walling, forming a V-shaped trap, pointing towards a field boundary. The position of the trap suggests that it was designed to capture vermin using the field boundary for access to the warren. The trapping area no longer survives above the ground surface, but would have originally been sited at the point where the 2 lengths of walling converge. The S arm measures 6.5m long, 1.8m wide and 0.9m high, whilst the W arm is 4.3m long, 1.4m wide and 0.8m high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137700Site Visit: Gerrard, S.. 1995. 140623. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset..
SDV166309Report - non-specific: National Trust and English Heritage. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 102.130. A4 Comb Bound. 59.

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV56749Related to: Clearance cairns on the west facing slope of Shady Back Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV732 - MPP/140623
  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon

Date Last Edited:Jun 26 2015 11:12AM