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HER Number:MDV25297
Name:Leat south-east of Outholme Wood, Sheepstor


Leat orientated on a south-western by north-eastern alignment to the south of Outholme Wood. Runs into streamworks along a tributary of the Narrator Brook at SX57956813.


Grid Reference:SX 580 682
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE370
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1451177
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/475

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD to 1901 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1978, SX5768, 1/280 (Aerial Photograph). SDV233641.

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

Leat running from SX58226832 into streamwork (MDV25290) at SX57956813. Crosses leat (MDV25295) at SX58046819.

Newman, P., 2006, Cramber Tor Training Area Archaeological Field Investigation (Report - Survey). SDV233640.

(01/08/2006) A series of dry and silted leats and water channels on the south upper slopes of the Deancombe valley. The clearest channels are up to 1m wide with a narrow linear bank of spoil on the downslope side of approximately 0.8m wide by 0.4m high. The longest of the leats approximately follows the contour, from west to east and enters the Outcombe enclosure for approximately 100m before exiting again to terminate near some tin pits at SX 5851 6826. A channel with a V profile and 0.5m deep runs from the outer newtake wall to the south, running approximately 400m to the north. These leats were probably all associated with tin working and some appear to predate the medieval enclosure walls.

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

Leat visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV233640Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2006. Cramber Tor Training Area Archaeological Field Investigation. English Heritage.
SDV233641Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1978. SX5768. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 1/280.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85005 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV130829Related to: Enclosure banks south-east of Roughtor Plantation (Monument)
MDV130830Related to: Enclosure banks south-east of Roughtor Plantation (Monument)
MDV28530Related to: ENCLOSURE in the Parish of Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV25293Related to: Leat south of Outholme Wood, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV25295Related to: Leat south-east of Outholme Wood, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV15016Related to: Roughtor reave running up to the Eylesbarrow Reave, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV25290Related to: Streamworks on Narrator Brook tributary, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:May 25 2021 12:44PM