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HER Number:MDV27277
Name:Leat on Winney's Down


Leat extending across Winney's Down Brook, from SX62538118 to SX64018278. Runs roughly parallel to the Vitifer Mine Leat (PRN 6576) which is deeper than this leat. Visible on aerial photographs.


Grid Reference:SX 634 819
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive earthwork remains of medieval or later streamworking on the East Dart River, centred around Broad Marsh, along with the structural remains of eight tinners' huts

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/107
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 4366-7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX6381, 5/279-284 (Aerial Photograph). SDV262361.

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

Leat extending across Winney's Down Brook. Roughly parallel to leat PRN 6576 which is deeper than this leat. Visible on Royal Air Force 1947 and National Monuments Record 1977 aerial photographs.

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

Leat depicted on the survey information.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Course of the leat visible on the 2010 aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4366-7.
SDV262361Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX6381. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 5/279-284.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV347529Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Leats Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85678 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6576Related to: Birch Tor and Vitifer Mine Leat (Monument)
MDV6777Related to: Hut circle settlement 730 metres south-east of Sittaford Tor (Monument)
MDV110058Related to: Weir on East Dart River to North of Broad Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 20 2016 11:31AM