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HER Number:MDV25167
Name:Dry leat on Buckland Common

Summary

A dry leat on Buckland Common. The lower of two dry leats which run approximately south along the contour of the 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. It terminates on the north side of a small gully beyond which it cannot be traced to the south.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 737 748
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/148

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 A narrow ditch of a maximum depth of 0.5 metres starts from the track to Tunhill just below the parish boundary stone at SX73837488 and curves along the contour of the hill in a south direction until it peters out near the west end of a prehistoric enclosure. The ditch cuts through two south-east by north-west reaves. The ditch is itself cut by a tin working gully.
There is no apparent (present) water supply available at either end of this ditch.


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

Leat visible extending to SX73777493 (not visible north of here because of 'blank area' in National Monuments Record photos: not visible on 1946/7 Royal Air Force photos).


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

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 lower of two dry leats which run approximately south along the contour of the 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. It terminates on the north side of a small gully beyond which it cannot be traced to the south.
Condition is stable where traceable. Partly covered with gorse. SX73730 74580.

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: #84957 ]
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

MDV25166Related to: Dry leat on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV8039Related to: Hut circles in reave system on Blackslade Down (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 26 2016 9:58AM