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HER Number:MDV13132
Name:Lukesland Farm leat, Harford


Leat dates to at least the mid-16th century. Running from stream at Lukesland Farm, Harford (SX64075779) to Stowford Farm (SX63995717), where it supplied the house, rebuilt in the mid-16th century. In the mid-19th century the water activated a waterwheel.


Grid Reference:SX 638 573
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/87

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Constructed, XVI - 1535 AD to 1575 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Leat is depicted on the Tithe Map of approximately 1840.

Ryan, L., 1973, An Obscure Place. A History of Stowford in the parish of Harford, Devon, 70-71 (Monograph). SDV340926.

Hankin, C. F., 1976 - 1978, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV165744.

Leat taken from stream near Lukesland Farm, running to Stowford Farm at SX641571.

Hankin, C. F., 1977, Lukesland leat, Harford (Worksheet). SDV144746.

A carefully cut leat 1.2 meters wide takes water from a stream in the Lukesland Estate at SX638577 and takes it to Stowford Farm at SX641571, a distance of approximately 700 meters.
It is believed to date from late 18th or early 19th century. In mid-19th century the water activated a water-wheel used to drive farm machinery at Stowford Farm. The water still flows to serve the farm. The leat is shown on the tithe map 1838-40 Other details: SX65NW/87.

Berry, N. + Simmonds, T., 1996, An Archaeological Survey of Boro Wood (SX7571), Erme Wood (SX6357), Wistmans Wood (SX6177) and Newpark Waste (SX5961) (Report - Survey). SDV360518.

Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2010, Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010 (Report - Survey). SDV347530.

Marked on geographic information systems map layer but not listed in accompanying Excel spreadsheet. Other details: Q:\MAPDATA\HISTORIC\LeatsProject.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144746Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1977. Lukesland leat, Harford. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV165744Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1976 - 1978. Harford Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV340926Monograph: Ryan, L.. 1973. An Obscure Place. A History of Stowford in the parish of Harford, Devon. An Obscure Place. Paperback Volume. 70-71.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped features: #80773 ; #111535 ; #111536 ; #111537 ]
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.
SDV360518Report - Survey: Berry, N. + Simmonds, T.. 1996. An Archaeological Survey of Boro Wood (SX7571), Erme Wood (SX6357), Wistmans Wood (SX6177) and Newpark Waste (SX5961). Dartmoor National Park Authority Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV13139Related to: Farmhouse at Lukesland Farm, Harford (Building)
MDV77689Related to: Lukesland farmstead, Harford (Monument)
MDV46769Related to: Reservoir in Longtimber Wood, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV78080Related to: Stowford Farm, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7444 - Survey of Newpark Waste and Boro, Erme and Wistmans Woods

Date Last Edited:Apr 23 2018 10:07AM