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HER Number:MDV27378
Name:Leat north of Shelstone Tor


Leat flowing round the north slope of Shelstone Tor.


Grid Reference:SX 554 901
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton
DistrictWest Devon

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/118

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2082, 3372 (Aerial Photograph). SDV295065.

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

Leat flowing round the north slope of Shelstone Tor.

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

Leat is visible on the aerial photography.

Lander, R., 2013, Natural England Volunteer group site visit (Site Visit). SDV351626.

Black-a-tor Leat (?) SX5550 9025 to SX5575 9020
A leat running between West Okement River and a stream coming off Corn Ridge to the south-west.
Approximately 250 metres long. A ‘trough’ base about 0.7 metres wide and a retaining embankment of similar width. Current depth of on average 0.5 metres. Seveal outlets appear to exist to allow outflow to the narrow ‘meadows’ below and adjacent to the West Okement River. Irrigation does not seem a plausible reason?
Aerial photographs may indicate the leat could exist further up stream from where the leat now terminates at a point on the West Okement River where it drops about 2.0 metres over a boulder strewn river bed. The end at the small side stream appears to fade into the small river valley adjacent to where the track from South Down crosses the small stream.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV295065Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2082. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3372.
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. [Mapped feature: #85717 ]
SDV351626Site Visit: Lander, R.. 2013. Natural England Volunteer group site visit. Natural England Volunteers. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV27377Related to: Leat north of Vellake Brook (Monument)
MDV102795Related to: Weir east of Shelstone Tor (Monument)
MDV102796Related to: Weir east of Shelstone Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 23 2013 10:52AM