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HER Number:MDV25399
Name:Holne Moor Leat

Summary

Holne Moor or Hamlyn's Leat extends from a tin streaming area at SX66327114 and following the contours and parallel to the Wheal Emma Leat. Extends on to SX69326929. The leat covers a distance of approximately 6.5 kilometres. The leat was cut in the early 19th century to provide water for the Buckfastleigh Textile Mills. Surveyed and recorded in the Dartmoor Trust Leats Project.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 679 706
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/250
  • Old SAM Ref: 22370

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XXI - 1800 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Holne Moor Leat' marked on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch (1906) map.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2371-2375 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Other details: also 4366-4368.

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX6969, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV171332.

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

Holne Moor Leat extends from a tin streaming area at SX66327114 and following the contours and parallel to the Wheal Emma Leat. Extends on to SX69337000. Marked on the Ordnance Survey 1954 map. Visible on 1946 Royal Air Force aerial photographs. Covers a distance of approximately 6.5 kilometres.

Devon County Council, 1988, JW, 9a, 10 (Aerial Photograph). SDV168350.

Devon County Council, 1990, QF, 1-8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV168351.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2001, Prehistoric fields, settlements and cairn south east of Venford Reservoir forming part of the Dartmeet coaxial field system (Schedule Document). SDV168347.

Part of this scheduled area includes Holne Moor or Hamlyn's Leat. Cut in the early 19th century to provide water for Buckfastleigh Textile Mills. Other details: SAM: 22370.

English Heritage, 2005, Leats Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV347529.

Course of the leat depicted on the digital survey information. Map object based on this Source.

Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2010, Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010 (Report - Survey). SDV347530.

Holne Moor Leat surveyed and recorded running between SX662711-SX697692. (O Brook - Holy Brook) Crosses Venford dam by a syphon. Holne Moor owned by Dartmoor National Park Authority - recent clearance completed. East of dam is Holne Commoners' responsibility - almost all access land and a well-used walking route. Generally flows well. Other details: T:\Dartmoor Leats Survey / Q:\MAPDATA\HISTORIC\LeatsProject.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

The modern mapping is fairly accurate for this feature and matches the 2015 aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV168347Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2001. Prehistoric fields, settlements and cairn south east of Venford Reservoir forming part of the Dartmeet coaxial field system. The Schedule of Monuments. Digital.
SDV168350Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1988. JW. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 9a, 10.
SDV168351Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1990. QF. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1-8.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2371-2375.
SDV171332Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX6969. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1.
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.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV347529Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Leats Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #126705 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV126409Related to: Cist within reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV12985Related to: Enclosures with a hut south-west of Venford Reservoir (Monument)
MDV6398Related to: Hut circle adjacent to the Holne Moor Leat (Monument)
MDV113635Related to: Hut circle and wall south-west of Venford Reservoir Dam (Monument)
MDV26358Related to: Hut in enclosure east of the Wheal Emma Leat, Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV6467Related to: Hut in group south of Venford Reservoir (Monument)
MDV6469Related to: Hut in group south of Venford Reservoir (Monument)
MDV6470Related to: Hut in group south of Venford Reservoir (Monument)
MDV6379Related to: Oval enclosure with two huts south-west of Venford Reservoir (Monument)
MDV6388Related to: Pair of hut circles near leat west of Holne Reservoir (Monument)
MDV64120Related to: Round cairn south-west of Venford Reservoir Dam (Monument)
MDV26375Related to: Streamworks at the south-west end of Venford Reservoir, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 7 2020 2:36PM