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HER Number:MDV27100
Name:Fragments of leat near South Common Plantation

Summary

Truncated remains of two shallow and silted leat channels traversing the hill east of South Common Plantation.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 556 806
Map Sheet:SX58SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and turf-covered walling remains of a Bronze Age hut circle settlement to the south-east of South Common Plantation, including at least 6 hut circles and a curved fragment of enclosure walling

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 58 SE 83
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SE/58
  • Pastscape: 1403911
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 4379 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.


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

Leat is visible on the 1940s aerial photograph flowing between the 1250 and 1275 foot contour around east and south sides of the South Common Plantation. Cuts through enclosure (SX58SE/4). A further leat or drain begins at the same collects flowing west around the plantation into the Baggator Brook. From this issues a third leat parallel to first flowing between 1225 and 1250 foot contours.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

Truncated remains of two shallow and silted leat channels traversing the hill east of South Common Plantation.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape (Website). SDV360651.

SX 55708080 to SX 55478046 and SX 55848064 to SX 55638044. Fragments of two former leat channels on South Common. The former commences at the Bagtor Brook and is bisected by South Common Plantation before becoming indistinct in a field of improved pasture some 300 metres east of the Ministry of Defence Range Wardens hut. The second channel begins at a small spring immediately east of the plantation and again follows a roughly south-western course until it too has been destroyed by recent agricultural improvements.
Both channels are approximately 1.0 metre wide and 0.25 metres deep with banks on their downslope margins.
The function of these features is unclear, they may have served tin workings on the Youldon Brook or provided water for farms in the area (citing Stiff, M., 23/08/2004, English Heritage Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4379.
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.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #112922 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3297Related to: Alleged hut circles near South Common Plantation, Peter Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 10 2018 2:31PM