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HER Number:MDV25902
Name:Leat on Whitchurch Common

Summary

Dry leat running parallel to the Grimstone and Sortridge Leat, following the contours of the hill. Taken off the River Walkham above Upper Merrivale Mill and runs around the south and east side of Staple Tor. Joins the Grimstone and Sortridge Leat at SX53437430. Runs through the Beckamoor Coombe streamwork.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 538 749
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/71

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1982, NMR SF2112, 1308 (Aerial Photograph). SDV345548.


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

Leat on Whitchurch Common parallel to the Grimstone and Sortridge leat visible on aerial photographs. Enters map from map sheet SX57NW at SX53437500. Joins with the Grimstone and Sortridge leat at SX53437430.


Wilson-North, R., 1991, Beckamoor Combe streamworks, 28/8/1991 (Report - Survey). SDV269071.

Leat running from SX53437500 to SX54527518 (shown on Ordnance Survey 1:2500 mapping as a drain). It consists of a dry channel 0.6 metres deep, running from Merrivale Quarry westwards along the lower slope of Little Staple Tor. It crosses linear streamworking (MDV223124) on an aqueduct of revetted stone blocks before turning south along the east side of Barn Hill.
(The feature was investigated only between SX53437500 and SX54527518).


Gerrard, S., 1992, The Beckamoor Combe Streamwork Survey (Article in Serial). SDV269075.

1992 The leat is embanked through (and therefore post-dates) Beckamoor Combe streamworks.


Newman, P., 1994, Fieldwork and survey at Beckamoor Combe 1994, 9-10 (Article in Serial). SDV236243.

Dry leat on the slopes of Barn Hill. It drew water from the River Walkham above Upper Merrivale Mill and runs around the south and east side of Staple Tor.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Leat is depicted on the modern mapping as a drain. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1994. Fieldwork and survey at Beckamoor Combe 1994. Dartmoor Tin Working Research Group Newsletter. 7. Unknown. 9-10.
  • Report - Survey: Wilson-North, R.. 1991. Beckamoor Combe streamworks. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation. Unknown. 28/8/1991.
  • Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1992. The Beckamoor Combe Streamwork Survey. Dartmoor Tin Working Research Group Newsletter. 3. Unknown.
  • Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
  • Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1982. NMR SF2112. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1308.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV25903Related to: Beckamoor Combe tin streamwork (Monument)
MDV25907Related to: Grimstone and Sortridge Leat (Monument)
MDV26328Related to: Leat on eastern slopes of Roos and Great Staple Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 27 2017 12:15PM