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HER Number:MDV26901
Name:Wheal Jewell Leat


Leat running between SX53908449 and SX52348172, for around 3.7 kilometres supplying the Wheal Jewell Tin and Copper Mine. Empties into Weal Jewell Reservoir. Surveyed and recorded in the Dartmoor Trust Leats Project.


Grid Reference:SX 525 831
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
Civil ParishMary Tavy
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD
Ecclesiastical ParishMARY TAVY
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/119
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4289,4290,4291 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Drain/leat marked on maps flowing into Wheal Jewell Reservoir. From SX53888449 at junction with Wallabrook, around south and west slopes of Whitehill. Across the saddle that lies between Whitehill and an un-named hill to the south-west and from there around the east and south slopes of the latter. Enters Wheal Jewell Reservoir at SX52258176.

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

Walla Brook to Wheal Jewell Leat surveyed and recorded flowing between SX53908449 and SX52348172. (Lyd). Flows well. Part of Mary Tavy power station system, maintained by South West Water. All on open country, but not much walked. Simple sluice at take-off, and flow guage (working?). Granite 'clapper' bridge of several slabs just below take-off. Other details: T:\Dartmoor Leats Survey / Q:\MAPDATA\HISTORIC\LeatsProject.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4289,4290,4291.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #85490 ]
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV26930Related to: Leat flowing from Doe Tor into Wheal Jewell Leat, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV3236Related to: Wheal Jewell Mine, Mary Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 12 2016 2:48PM