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HER Number:MDV27261
Name:Leat supplying the western side of Powder Mills Gunpowder Factory

Summary

Leat constructed in the 19th century from the Cherry Brook to supply the western side of Powder Mills gunpowder factory

Location

Grid Reference:SX 626 775
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/223
  • Old SAM Ref: 28718

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Leat shown on 19th century map running south from the Cherry Brook to the cir5cular reservoir on the west side of the Powder Mills complex.


Ordnance Survey, 1954, SX67NW (Cartographic). SDV350080.

Described as 'Old Leat' on the 1954 map runs related to the Powder Mills complex. Visible on raf 1951 ap (rchm app 1985).


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

Visible on 1951 aerial photograph
Aph=raf 540/483/3048-3049(24/4/1951).


Pye, A. R. + Robinson, R., 1990, An Archaeological Survey of the Gunpowder Factory at Powdermills Farm, Postbridge, Devon, 39, Figures 1-3, Plate 1 (Report - Survey). SDV254157.

Leat drawing water off the Cherry Brook and serving the circular reservoir on the western side of the Powder Mills gunpowder factory complex. The water was diverted before the reservoir to power the waterwheel of Building 9.


Pye, A., 1996, The Gunpowder Factory at Powdermills, 221 (Article in Serial). SDV254160.


Gerrard, S., 1998, 149196 (Un-published). SDV266569.

Leat serving the gunpowder factory at Powder Mills.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

'Leat (disused)' shown on modern mapping.


English Heritage, 9/10/1981, Gunpowder factory at Powder Mills (Schedule Document). SDV350194.

The southern part of this leat is within the Scheduled Ancient Monument area.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV254157Report - Survey: Pye, A. R. + Robinson, R.. 1990. An Archaeological Survey of the Gunpowder Factory at Powdermills Farm, Postbridge, Devon. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 90.07. A4 Grip Bound. 39, Figures 1-3, Plate 1.
SDV254160Article in Serial: Pye, A.. 1996. The Gunpowder Factory at Powdermills. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 52. Paperback Volume. 221.
SDV266569Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 1998. 149196. Monument Protection Programme.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #85673 ]
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV350080Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1954. SX67NW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV350194Schedule Document: English Heritage. 9/10/1981. Gunpowder factory at Powder Mills. The Schedule of Monuments. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV5913Part of: Powder Mills Gunpowder Factory, Cherry Brook (Monument)
MDV43197Related to: Leat supplying Western Buildings at Powder Mills Gunpowder Factory (Monument)
MDV43195Related to: Reservoir to the west of Powder Mills Gunpowder Factory (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6029 - An Archaeological Survey of the Gunpowder Factory at Powdermills Farm

Date Last Edited:Jun 2 2015 11:41AM