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HER Number:MDV13133
Name:Broomhill Leat, Harford

Summary

Leat taken off the Butterbrook, supplying several properties, including Broomhill Farm. Dates to at least the 16th century. Depicted on the Tithe Map.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 637 588
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Section of the Broomhill Leat, that dates to at least the 16th century, running past Torlands Barn
  • SHINE: Section of the Broomhill Leat, that dates to at least the 16th century, running past Broomhill Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/88
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XV to XVI - 1500 AD? to 1599 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.


Hankin, C. F., 1977-1979, Harford Parish Checklist, 1977? (Worksheet). SDV149931.

On the open moor at SX64125919 a leat, 16th century or earlier, takes water from the left bank of the Butterbrook and flows south-west into enclosed land to supply: (1) Tor Cottage (20th century), at SX63935907, formerly to a much older cottage at 100 metres south-west of the present house, (2) Meads, a 19th century farmstead at SX63705888, (3) Torlands Barn at SX63465880, a probable 18th century barn and shippen and (4) Broomhill at SX63785850, 16th century or earlier farmstead.
The full length of the watercourse to Broomhill is about 820 metres. The course of the leat is shown on the Tithe Map.


Hankin, C. F., 1980, An Archaeological Check-List for Harford, 1977? (Un-published). SDV361875.

On the open moor at SX64125919 a leat, 16th century or earlier, takes water from the left bank of the Butterbrook and flows south-west into enclosed land to supply: (1) Tor Cottage (20th century), at SX63935907, formerly to a much older cottage at 100 metres south-west of the present house, (2) Meads, a 19th century farmstead at SX63705888, (3) Torlands Barn at SX63465880, a probable 18th century barn and shippen and (4) Broomhill at SX63785850, 16th century or earlier farmstead.
The full length of the watercourse to Broomhill is about 820 metres. The course of the leat is shown on the Tithe Map.


Turton, S. D., 1993, Archaeological Assesment of South West Water Watercombe to Broomhill Water Main, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV144735.

16th century or earlier. Can be traced on 1838 Tithe Map. Took water from Butter Brook and flowed west for 820 metres to supply Tor Cottage (not extant), Meads and Torlands Barn. No above ground remains visible in vicinity of pipeline.


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

Broomhill Leat surveyed and recorded flowing between SX642592 - SX635583. (Butter Brook - Erme). Take-off from Butter Brook. Flows well, and prettily, across common (Harford Moor), through Tor Rocks Quarry, for about 200 meters. Then into fields and (from map) to Broomhill, before rejoining Erme. Other details: T:\Dartmoor Leats Survey / Q:\MAPDATA\HISTORIC\LeatsProject.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144735Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. 1993. Archaeological Assesment of South West Water Watercombe to Broomhill Water Main. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Field Investigation. 93.03. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV149931Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1977-1979. Harford Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital. 1977?.
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV361875Un-published: Hankin, C. F.. 1980. An Archaeological Check-List for Harford. Devon Archaeological Society Publication. 11. A4 Comb Bound. 1977?.

Associated Monuments

MDV113139Related to: Broomhill Farm, Harford (Monument)
MDV13134Related to: Harford Rectory Leat (Monument)
MDV77690Related to: Meads Farm, Harford (Monument)
MDV13120Related to: Site of Tor Cottage, Harford (Building)
MDV13121Related to: Torlands Barn, Harford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7383 - Watching brief on SWW Watercombe to Broomhill water main (Ref: 94.18)

Date Last Edited:Aug 29 2017 1:57PM