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HER Number:MDV26328
Name:Leat on eastern slopes of Roos and Great Staple Tor


Runs from the River Walkham, south of Langstone Moor towards Merrivale Quarry, joining the Grimstone and Sortridge Leat at SX54747568.


Grid Reference:SX 551 766
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWhitchurch
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/174

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 11/06/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4174 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

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

Leat on east slopes of Roos and Great Staple Tor visible on aerial photograph, the bulk lying between the 1200 and 1225 feet contours. Enters map sheet from SX57NE at SX55007670, continues south-west until point SX54687587 when it turns south-east running diagonally across contours to enter Grimstone and Sortridge Leat at SX54747568.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Depicted on the modern mapping. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 11/06/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4174.
  • 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.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4111Related to: Great Western Reave, Roos Tor Section (Monument)
MDV25907Related to: Grimstone and Sortridge Leat (Monument)
MDV25902Related to: Leat on Whitchurch Common (Monument)
MDV25566Related to: Merrivale Quarry (Monument)
MDV66227Related to: Streamworks along the River Walkham at King's Ford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 27 2017 12:52PM