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HER Number:MDV102224
Name:Leat at Docton Farm

Summary

A former leat, as depicted on the Ordnance Survey 25 inch map of circa 1880s-1890s, is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of April 1946 to the south of Docton Farm, with which it was probably associated.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 244 210
Map Sheet:SS22SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 2000 AD)

Full description

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

A leat is depicted, but not annotated.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158, DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5125-6 19-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349143.

An earthwork water channel is visible.


Royal Air Force, 1959, RAF/58/2984, NMR RAF/58/2984 F21 0033-0034 30-JUN-1959 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349064.

The channel remains visible as a low earthwork.


Ordnance Survey, 1978, OS/78038, NMR OS/78038 239-239 10-MAY-1978 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349082.

Only the southern extent of the earthwork remains visible.


Next Perspectives, 2007, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS2420-2421 01-AUG-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349382.

A cropmark is visible.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

A former leat, as depicted on the Ordnance Survey 25 inch map of circa 1880s-1890s, is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of April 1946 to the south of Docton Farm, with which it was probably associated. The curvilinear earthwork is visible for almost 200 metres, roughly following the course of the 150 metre contour from the point where the leat taps stream to the south-east. The leat remains visible as a low earthwork on aerial photographs of 1959. By 1978 only the southern half of the former watercourse is visible on aerial photographs. By 2007 the course of the leat is visible only as a subtle cropmark.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349064Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1959. RAF/58/2984. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/58/2984 F21 0033-0034 30-JUN-1959.
SDV349082Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1978. OS/78038. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/78038 239-239 10-MAY-1978.
SDV349143Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5125-6 19-APR-1946.
SDV349382Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2007. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS2420-2421 01-AUG-2007.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:May 9 2012 11:39AM