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HER Number:MDV113044
Name:Pipeline from Bullaton Stream reservoir to Kelly Mine


Series of earthernware pipes installed to convey water from reservoir to Kelly Mine. The pipeline followed the contours around the hillside and ended at the turbine pond above the mine site.


Grid Reference:SX 796 817
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBovey Tracey
Ecclesiastical ParishBOVEY TRACEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PIPELINE (XIX - 1850 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

Kelly Mine Preservation Society, 2015, The Bullaton Stream Reservoir, dam and pipeline (Worksheet). SDV358917.

The Pipeline of approximately 270 metres in length is in two distinct parts. It runs gently downhill in a west-north-west direction (SX 79928178 to SX 79758187) as far as the Kelly Brook and into the supply tank. It is made of stoneware pipes manufactured in Newton Abbot by the Hexter Humpherson Company.
After this the Pipeline runs downhill from the supply tank in a west-south-west direction (SX 79758187 to SX 79528178) on the north bank of the Kelly Brook to provide water to the main site. Owing to severe degradation the stoneware pipes section has now been lined with modern plastic piping by the Kelly Mine Preservation Society in order to maintain system functionality. The original stoneware piping can be seen clearly for most of the way.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV358917Worksheet: Kelly Mine Preservation Society. 2015. The Bullaton Stream Reservoir, dam and pipeline. Worksheet. Digital. [Mapped feature: #72387 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8829Part of: Kelly Mine, Bovey Tracey (Monument)
MDV113040Related to: Bullaton Stream Reservoir (Monument)
MDV113046Related to: Dam at Bullaton Stream Reservoir (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 14 2015 9:18AM