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HER Number:MDV126477
Name:Leat west of Birch Tor

Summary

Medieval or post-medieval tinners' leat supplying openwork on the eastern flank of the Redwater Valley.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 684 814
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 SE 305
  • Pastscape: 1332391

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Newman, P., 2002, Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines (Report - Survey). SDV363213.

(Visited 10/07/2001) Leat supplying a tin openwork on the eastern flank of the Redwater Valley which has its source at the head of the neighbouring West Webburn valley and extends around the south slopes of Birch Tor. The lode was named Garden Lode in the 19th century and a single shaft and adit survive from that period on the floor of the openwork together with a small rectangular building.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV363213Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines. English Heritage. A1/34/2002. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV126463Related to: Hut circle settlement on the west slope of Birch Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7139 - Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines Survey (Ref: A1/20/2001, A1/34/2002)

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2019 1:27PM