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HER Number:MDV24928
Name:Leat, Eylesbarrow Tin Mine

Summary

Traces of a leat extending from a tributary of the River Plym at Wheal Katherine to tin workings at Evil Combe. It was identified during field investigations carried out in 1994 and comprises a channel 1.0m wide, 0.25m deep.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 602 679
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NW88
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1063616
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/375
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/213/19
  • Old SAM Ref: 34468

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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 rook, roughly following the 1300 foot contour. Northern termination within streamwork on the north reach of the Drizzlecombe at Grid Reference SX59856788.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157313 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 9th May 2002. SX60616814 Leat 390 metres west-south-west of Plym Ford, forming part of Wheal Katherine tin mine. Only a very short length lies within the monument. A 0.7 metres wide channel, up to 0.1 metres deep. Associated bank is 1 metre wide and 0.2 metres high. This leat is cut by an openwork. Grass, bilberry and heather.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

(11/11/1994) SX 60686833 to SX 60656816. Part of a much longer leat formerly taking water from a right bank tributary of the River Plym at Wheal Katherine to tin workings at Evil Combe. The feature survives as a silted channel 1.0m wide and 0.25m deep with a slight bank on the downslope side. The course of this leat is disrupted by a later openwork and adit near its source. A further leat (SX 66 NW 87) also probably feeding the Evil Combe workings lies 12m to the SE, slightly lower down the slope.

Newman, P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, Figure 2 (Article in Serial). SDV231130.

Newman, P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, Figures 2 + 4 (Report - Survey). SDV352201.

The most northerly of three almost parallel leats between Eylesbarrow Tin Mine and Wheal Katherine Tin Mine shown on survey.

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

Leat shown on survey. There are fragments of this leat shown to the west.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1021056 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231130Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 57. Paperback Volume. Figure 2.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157313.
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.
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
SDV347529Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Leats Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV352201Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. English Heritage Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound. Figures 2 + 4.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1021056.

Associated Monuments

MDV61849Parent of: Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV3330Related to: Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66515Related to: Leat 2 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66532Related to: Leat between Eylesbarrow and Wheal Katherine Tin Mines (Monument)
MDV24930Related to: Tin Streamworks on the Drizzlecombe Brook at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor. The Eylesbarrow archaeological landscape
  • EDV6239 - Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:Sep 6 2021 10:51AM