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HER Number:MDV80523
Name:Yellowmeade Leat, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Yellowmeade Leat running from SX568750 - SX563738, dated to at least the late 19th century although may be earlier. Supplies Yellowmeade Farm. Surveyed and recorded in the Dartmoor Trust Leats Project.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 566 744
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains on Walkhampton Common including 19th century Swelltor and Foggintor Quarries, a section of the early 19th century Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway, later converted to railway, also streamworks along the Yes Tor Brook

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Leat depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map (approximately 1880s in date) but not named.


Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2010, Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010 (Report - Survey). SDV347530.

Yellowmeade Leat surveyed and recorded between SX568750 - SX563738 (Walkham tributary). 'Boulder controlled' take-off from just north of B3357. Flows well. All on Access land, not a walking route as paralleled by track. Recent clearance and bank reinforcement over first 2-300 meters. Overflowing at about 2-300 meters, may be 'constructed' overflow. Other details: T:\Dartmoor Leats Survey / Q:\MAPDATA\HISTORIC\LeatsProject.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107318 ]
  • Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5017Related to: Boundary stones at Yellowmead Farm (Monument)
MDV21128Related to: Remains of Red Cottages, Walkhampton Common (Building)
MDV77455Related to: Yellowmeade farmstead, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2018 11:19AM