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HER Number:MDV107287
Name:Leat from River Walkham to Cole's Tenement east of Horrabridge


Leat dating to at least the early 19th century, based on cartographic evidence, although may be older. Depicted on the 1840s Tithe Map, running from the River Walkham to Cole's Tenement (later Foxham's Farm). Leat falls out of use in the late 19th century, during the development of Foxhams to the north.


Grid Reference:SX 521 699
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHorrabridge
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD SPINEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/179

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Leat depicted on the Tithe Map, running from the River Walkham to Cole's Tenement (43, 44 and 44a, on the Sampford Spiney apportionment). At the Cole's Tenement property, this leat tracks around the outsided of a garden plot (44a) and appears to have a pond within the garden plot. Leat then joins the leat to the south.
Map object partly based on this source.

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

Leat partly depicted on the late 19th century historic map; only the eastern end where it is taken off the River Walkham. The western end appears to have fallen out of use, presumably related to the development of the 'Foxhams' property to the north.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

'Drain' partly depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #66792 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV107289Related to: Foxhams Farm, Horrabridge (Monument)
MDV107286Related to: Leat from River Walkham to factory on east side of Horrabridge (Monument)
MDV102859Related to: Weir north-west of Knowle Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 27 2014 3:13PM