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HER Number:MDV122898
Name:Dry leat channel on Erme Pits Hill

Summary

A dry leat channel, which can be traced for 300 metres from the east bank of Blacklane Brook, to tin works higher up the eastern banks of the stream. The earthwork survives as a silted channel of approximately 1.0 metre wide or less, which follows the contours along the valley side, then splitting into two channels before entering the tinwork. The leat is traceable between SX 63040 67216 and SX 63039 66928.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 630 670
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

A dry leat channel, which can be traced for 300 metres from the east bank of Blacklane Brook, to tin works higher up the eastern banks of the stream. The earthwork survives as a silted channel of approximately 1.0 metre wide or less, which follows the contours along the valley side, then splitting into two channels before entering the tinwork. The leat is traceable between SX 63040 67216 and SX 63039 66928.


Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #118992 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV122899Related to: Dry leat channel east of Blacklane Brook (Monument)
MDV122897Related to: Dry leat channel on Erme Pits Hill (Monument)
MDV5160Related to: Erme Pits Hill, Blacklane Mire, Middle Mire and Red Lake streamworks (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 12:29PM