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HER Number:MDV25166
Name:Dry leat on Buckland Common

Summary

The higher of two dry leats, which run approximately south along the contour of Buckland Common. The leat, which comprises a shallow earthwork with an earth bank on the downslope side, is first visible emerging from the eastern side of Blackslade Mire after which it heads south and can be traced intermittently through dense gorse onto the more open ground south of the Blackslade track. Appears to extend to prehistoric enclosure at SX7375 7450 and then peters out.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 738 749
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/147

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX7374, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV314947.


Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV345904.

5/3/1984 The ditch is similar in depth and width to the one a few metres lower down the hill. Starting just above the boundary stone at SX73837488. It follows the same curve across the contour of the hill and cuts the north-east corner of a prehistoric enclosure at SX73757450 and then peters out.
The ditch is cut by a line of fairly massive opencast workings at SX73837485 and a deep V-shaped gully at SX73787458. Possibly boundary of medieval cultivation. There is no water supply available at the present.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Leat visible extending to SX73837496 (not visible north of here because of 'blank area' in National Monuments Record aerial photographs: not visible on 1946/7 Royal Air Force photos).


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

The leat is visible on the aerial photography.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 51, fig 18 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

A dry leat on Buckland Common. The higher of two dry leats, which run approximately south along the contour of Buckland Common. The leat, which comprises a shallow earthwork with an earth bank on the downslope side, is first visible emerging from the eastern side of Blackslade Mire after which it heads south and can be traced intermittently through dense gorse onto the more open ground south of the Blackslade track. Its southern destination was the small openwork and streamworks to the west of Dry Bridge.
Condition is stable where traceable. Partly covered with gorse. SX73790 74620.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV314947Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX7374. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84956 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 51, fig 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV25167Related to: Dry leat on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV25215Related to: Parallel reaves on Blackslade Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 12 2016 1:59PM