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HER Number:MDV25289
Name:Yeoland Consols Tin Mine Leat

Summary

Yeoland Consols Leat south of Legis Tor. This leat was constructed during the 19th century to serve Yeoland Consols Mine at Clearbrook, some 5 kilometres distant and cuts through the extensive prehistoric settlement and rabbit warren. The leat measures 1.7m wide by 0.7m deep and the associated bank upcast downslope during the cutting of the leat is 1.6m wide and 0.8m high. A number of granite slabs laid across the channel represent original foot-bridges.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 653
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/466
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Constructed, XIX - 1801 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, 4259 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340833.

Cambridge University, 1967, CUC/AQX, 45 (Aerial Photograph). SDV355237.

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

Leat visible on the aerial photographs, mainly running between the 850 and 875 foot contours western termination SX 5673 6543 and eastern termination SX 5751 6523 both within streamwork crf: SX56NE/465. Cuts through enclosures crf: SX56NE/4 and SX56NE/72.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1985, The Archaeology of Dartmoor from the Air, plate 13. (Monograph). SDV337812.

19th century leat course serving Yeoland Consols Tin Mine.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130860 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(22/02/1993) 800m length of Yeoland Consols Leat runs SX 5742 6525 - SX 5674 6542 and cuts through the prehistoric settlement and rabbit warren on the south-facing slope of Legis Tor. This leat was constructed during the 19th century to serve Yeoland Consols Mine at Clearbrook, some 5 kilometres distant. The leat measures 1.7m wide by 0.7m deep and the associated bank upcast downslope during the cutting of the leat is 1.6m wide and 0.8m high. A number of granite slabs laid across the channel represent original foot-bridges. The leat cuts through a number of prehistoric enclosure walls, pillow mounds and other features associated with the rabbit warren.

Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361636.

Depicted on the GIS survey layer from survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130860.
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.
SDV337812Monograph: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1985. The Archaeology of Dartmoor from the Air. The Archaeology of Dartmoor from the Air. Paperback Volume. plate 13..
SDV340833Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4259.
SDV355237Aerial Photograph: Cambridge University. 1967. CUC/AQX. Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photographs. Photograph (Paper). 45.
SDV361636Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #123935 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV2345Part of: South Yeoland Consols Mine (Monument)
MDV50666Related to: Hut within enclosure south-west of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV28521Related to: Semi-oval enclosure south-west of Legis Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area
  • EDV8227 - Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 10 2020 4:21PM