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HER Number:MDV24926
Name:Leat on Ditsworthy Warren to the east of the Drizzlecombe Brook. Sheepstor

Summary

Leat on Ditsworthy Warren to the east of the Drizzlecombe Brook from SX59156742 to SX60006730. Cuts through enclosure MDV5117.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 598 674
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 NW 162SX 66 NW 162
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1237623
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/373
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/114

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1457, 328 (Aerial Photograph). SDV172921.

National Monuments Record, 1983, SF2134, 79 (Aerial Photograph). SDV231262.

Photograph taken on 12th April 1983.

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

Leat on Ditsworthy Warren to the east of the Drizzlecombe Brook. The bulk of the leat lying between 1150 and 1200 feet. Western termination with streamwork at SX59156742. Eastern termination at SX60006730. Junction with another leat at SX59516719.
Section of leat visible cutting through enclosure to SX 60416737.

Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1999, Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon (Report - Survey). SDV346268.

(15/07/1999) A leat, now disused and silted, conveyed water from the River Plym (at about SX60526756). It was almost certainly used to supply water to the lower dressing floors of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (SX59266766). It is well defined and is cut (at SX59466724) by a branch of the leat which runs on a parallel course some 30m to the north (SX66NW161). The water was probably once laundered across the deep Drizzlecombe streamworkings although the leat channel is now lost in an area of dense grass and heather vegetation (at SX59346766) just short of the workings.
It bisects the prehistoric enclosure (SX66NW15) and is now cut by a narrow openwork (SX66NW160) : the water was most probably laundered across this breach.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

English Heritage, 2005, Leats Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV347529.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV172921Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 328.
SDV231262Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1983. SF2134. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 79.
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.
SDV346268Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1999. Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV347529Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Leats Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #124008 ]
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV5098Related to: Blowing House west of the River Plym, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey: EH Project (Feb 2001 - Dec 2002)
  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor. The Eylesbarrow archaeological landscape

Date Last Edited:Aug 6 2021 1:41PM