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HER Number:MDV122238
Name:Leat channel in Rushford Woods


Course of a leat, now defined by a boundary wall running through the wood, associated with a potential tin mill (MDV36324) and cutting through an open work (MDV36325).


Grid Reference:SX 702 896
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Constructed, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Course of the boundary (leat?) depicted on the Tithe Map, marking the eastern edge of the Rushford Wood.

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

Marked on the late 19th century; by this time the wooded area has expanded eastwards slightly.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1989, Archaeological Features in Rushford Wood, Chagford, 20/5/1989 (Un-published). SDV249082.

A possible leat, now defined by a boundary wall, and which divides the two phases of the open-work (MDV36325) 'finishes' directly above the 'mill' structure at SX70378986, supporting its identification as such.

Crabb, A., 2018, Leat in Rushford Wood (Personal Comment). SDV361476.

Course of the leat noted in June 2018 as being a good example and fairly easy to trace. Appears to continue round from SX70298946 in a north-westerly direction, but unclear what happens to it beyond SX70158955.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Boundary line depicted on the modern mapping, running through the woods at Rushford.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249082Un-published: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1989. Archaeological Features in Rushford Wood, Chagford. Digital. 20/5/1989.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361476Personal Comment: Crabb, A.. 2018. Leat in Rushford Wood. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV36324Part of: Ruined tin mill in Rushford Wood (Monument)
MDV36326Related to: Adit in Rushford Wood, Chagford (Monument)
MDV36323Related to: Tin openwork in Rushford Wood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 22 2018 4:11PM