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HER Number:MDV24786
Name:Leat on Buckfastleigh Moor


Leat visible running in a north-west by south-easterly direction, to sluice at SX68286742.


Grid Reference:SX 682 675
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a leat on Buckfastleigh Moor as well as post medieval or earlier field boundary in land north of Moorside Cottage

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/252
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, 5035-5036 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147275.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP, Depicted on overlay (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Leat visibleon 1946 aerial photograph running to sluice at SX68286742.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Leat is depicted on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147275Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5035-5036.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic. Depicted on overlay.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84834 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5218Related to: Holed stone used as sluice on leat on Buckfastleigh Moor (Monument)
MDV5217Related to: Holed stone used as sluices on leat on Hickaton Hill (Monument)
MDV24782Related to: Leat on Hickaton Hill (Monument)
MDV24746Related to: Rabbit warren north-east of Buckfastleigh Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 22 2023 4:06PM