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HER Number:MDV28271
Name:Leats on Wigford Down

Summary

At least three leats identified from aerial photography on Wigford Down, cutting through the western section of the prehistoric field system.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 538 653
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of Bronze age parallel reave field system with hut circle settlements and cairns, plus deserted Medieval settlements with long houses and pillow mounds, on Wigford Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/123

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, 3235-3242 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340833.


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

Leat visible and recorded.


Greeves, T. A. P., 1990, An Assessment of Dartmoor Tin Working, 26 (Report - Assessment). SDV343684.

Greenwell Gert/Catstor Down. The great bulk of this impressive working survives, complete with leat systems and reservoirs on Wigford Down. Important lowland example.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West (Monograph). SDV137656.

Leats depicted on Butler's map. Other details: Map 48.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Leats clearly visible on this version of the digital aerial photography. Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume.
  • 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: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3235-3242.
  • Report - Assessment: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1990. An Assessment of Dartmoor Tin Working. Unknown. 26.

Associated Monuments

MDV2219Related to: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV28270Related to: Streamworks to north of Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 15 2017 12:49PM