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HER Number:MDV25362
Name:Southern leat on Holne Moor

Summary

A dry leat channel starts on Dry lake and follows the 400m contour around the northern flank of Holne Ridge before being subsumed by the Holne Moor Gutter adjacent to the western arm of the Venford Brook. This feature was probably a tinners' leat supplying the higher workings on the Venford Brook and now exists as a narrow silted channel 1.2m wide and 0.4m deep with a bank on its downslope margin some 2.0m wide and 0.25m high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 666 707
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 251
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/145/4
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/252
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/262
  • Old SAM Ref: 28771
  • Pastscape: 1078185

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2373-2374, 4362-4365 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

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

(SX 6706 7085: SX67SE/262) Leat extending from SX 6675 7079 to a tin streaming area at SX 6723 7047 for a distance of approximately 700m. Visible on 1946 aerial photograph. This maybe an extension of a leat further west SX67SE/252.
(SX 6633 7081: SX67SE/252) Leat extending from tin streaming area at SX 6606 7067 to SX 6657 7075 visible on the aerial photograph for a length of 500m approximately. May join up with leat SX67SE/263 at SX 6649 7082 by a small channel extending from SX 6645 7080. Maybe extension of leat SX67SE/390 or SX67SE/262 (rchm app 1985).

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152254 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

17/05/1999 (SX 6670 7080) The southern of two leats cutting through an agglomerated enclosure situated 330m south-west of Horn's Cross. Measures 0.6m wide, 0.15m deep with a 1m wide and 0.1m high bank on the downslope side.17/05/1999 (SX 6670 7080) The southern of two leats cutting through an agglomerated enclosure situated 330m south-west of Horn's Cross. Measures 0.6m wide, 0.15m deep with a 1m wide and 0.1m high bank on the downslope side.

Probert, S. A. J., 1997, Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV173671.

(25/04/1996) SX 6611 7067 to SX 6730 7053. A dry leat channel starts on Dry lake and follows the 400m contour around the northern flank of Holne Ridge before being subsumed by the Holne Moor Gutter adjacent to the western arm of the Venford Brook. This feature was probably a tinners' leat supplying the higher workings on the Venford Brook and now exists as a narrow silted channel 1.2m wide and 0.4m deep with a bank on its downslope margin some 2.0m wide and 0.25m high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2373-2374, 4362-4365.
SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1997. Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. [Mapped feature: #125872 ]
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152254.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV12989Related to: Enclosed hut circle settlement 350m south-west of Horn's Cross (Monument)
MDV25363Related to: The Holne Town Gutter Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jun 5 2020 2:10PM