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HER Number:MDV26103
Name:Leat from Rue Lake via Little Sherberton

Summary

Leat visible and recorded (rchm app 1985). Vis=7/4/1988 (rchme) a small domestic leat runs from sx63107335 to sx64407381 on a generally n-facing heathland slope. It commences at a silted spring on moorlands farm and is as a shallow channel, 1.3m wide, 0.3m deep with no apparent bank. From sx63217350 to sx63627356 it cuts across an area of well defined ridge and furrow but it disappears where the heathland gives way to enclosed pasture around little sherberton farmstead. The leat reappears on sherberton farmstead at sx64177341 as a channel 1.2m wide 0.4m deep, and continues to sx64407381 where it abruptly stops at a field wall. No trace of the leat either on aps or on the ground can be found beyond this point. It is highly probable that this is an unfinished domestic leat intended for sherberton farm. The farm itself sits on the 310m contour only 450m from the last visible section of leat (probert).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 636 735
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of 18th century or earlier field systems and a leat north-west of Sherberton Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/294

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV243248.

Aph=raf cpe uk 2149/4426(11/6/1947).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV243249.

Nmr=sx67sw/134.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV243250.

Des=probert, s. A. J. /(7/4/1988)/rchme field investigation.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4426 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.


National Monuments Record, 2010, Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV214864.

Leat visible and recorded between sx64407378 and sx64007350.(rchm app 1985).
Vis=7/4/1988 (rchme) a small domestic leat runs from sx63107335 to sx64407381 on a generally n-facing heathland slope. It commences at a silted spring on moorlands farm and is as a shallow channel, 1.3m wide, 0.3m deep with no apparent bank. From sx63217350 to sx63627356 it cuts across an area of well defined ridge and furrow but it disappears where the heathland gives way to enclosed pasture around little sherberton farmstead. The leat reappears on sherberton farmstead at sx64177341 as a channel 1.2m wide 0.4m deep, and continues to sx64407381 where it abruptly stops at a field wall. No trace of the leat either on aps or on the ground can be found beyond this point. It is highly probable that this is an unfinished domestic leat intended for sherberton farm. The farm itself sits on the 310m contour only 450m from the last visible section of leat (probert).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV214864National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV243248Aerial Photograph:
SDV243249Migrated Record:
SDV243250Migrated Record:
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4426.

Associated Monuments

MDV26146Related to: Enclosure north-west of Sherberton Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 31 2017 3:28PM