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HER Number:MDV113046
Name:Dam at Bullaton Stream Reservoir


Concrete-faced dam in the reservoir known as Bullaton Stream Reservoir / Quarter Mile Pond, that provided Kelly Mine with its main water supply. Restoration works taking place in 2015.


Grid Reference:SX 797 817
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

  • DAM (XIX - 1900 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Tattershall, P., 2015, Bullaton Reservoir and Dam Restoration Works (Photograph). SDV359483.

Richards, A. F., 2015, Comment on grid reference provided for dam at Quarter Mile Pond (Personal Comment). SDV358924.

Seems that the grid reference provided may be slightly inaccurate, as this indicates the dam (and presumably pond/reservoir to be further to the east along the Bullaton Stream. Actual location of the pond is SX79717 81746, so the dam record has been placed here instead.

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

Concrete-faced dam at SX 79928178 on the reservoir (Quarter Mile Pond). Dam is shaped convex downstream and measures 16 metres in length. The dam probably dates from around 1900 when after the mine had been idle for a number of years the Scottish Silvoid Company took up the lease; the dam being built at the same time as the upgrades to the mill at Kelly. There are large cracks down the inside concrete face in the centre of the dam which are currently the focus of restoration by the Kelly Mine Preservation Society.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV358917Worksheet: Kelly Mine Preservation Society. 2015. The Bullaton Stream Reservoir, dam and pipeline. Worksheet. Digital. [Mapped feature: #2974 ]
SDV358924Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2015. Comment on grid reference provided for dam at Quarter Mile Pond. Not Applicable.
SDV359483Photograph: Tattershall, P.. 2015. Bullaton Reservoir and Dam Restoration Works. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV113040Part of: Bullaton Stream Reservoir (Monument)
MDV8829Related to: Kelly Mine, Bovey Tracey (Monument)
MDV113044Related to: Pipeline from Bullaton Stream reservoir to Kelly Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 22 2016 10:12AM