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HER Number:MDV27832
Name:Leat to th south-west of Vitifer Mine at Headland Warren, North Bovey

Summary

Leat shown on early 20th century and modern mapping to the south-west of Vitifer Mine at Headland Warren

Location

Grid Reference:SX 677 805
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/66/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XIX to XX - 1850 AD to 1910 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Line of leat shown on early 20th century map.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, RAF CPE UK 2149/4314 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Photograph taken on 11th March 1948.


National Monuments Record, 1977, SX6880, 3-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV281707.

Photograph taken on 14th April 1977.


National Monuments Record, 1979, SF 1508, 41 (Aerial Photograph). SDV345478.

Photograph taken on 24th April 1979.


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

Four leats, approximately parallel on a north to south alignment, are visible to the south Birch Tor and Vitifer mine (they cannot be traced to the south due to tree cover).


Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EM, 12 (Aerial Photograph). SDV274678.

Photograph taken on 17th March 1985.


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

Linear feature shown on aerial photograph curving from north to south.


Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

'Old Leat' shown on modern mapping curving from north to south.


Historic England, 2017, National Heritage List for England, 1021340 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359963.

The monument includes a wide variety of archaeological remains situated within and immediately adjacent to Headland Warren. Extending over much of the monument are earthworks and structures relating to the extraction of tin. Amongst these remains are streamworks, openworks, lode-back pits, prospecting pits and gulleys, leats and reservoirs together with at least four major 19th to 20th century mines and their associated shafts, adits, pumping systems, tramways, wheelpits and dressing areas. A large numbers of leats and reservoirs, used to carry and store water survive within the monument. Water was crucial for many different parts of the prospecting, extraction and dressing process and the leats, together with the reservoirs provide crucial information relating to the character and relative dating of many elements surviving within the various tinworks.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV274678Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EM. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 12.
SDV281707Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX6880. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 3-4.
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.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). RAF CPE UK 2149/4314.
SDV345478Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. SF 1508. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 41.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85891 ]
SDV359963National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2017. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1021340.

Associated Monuments

MDV118930Related to: Medieval Field Boundaries to the south of Headland Warren Farmstead, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118929Related to: Medieval Field Boundaries to the south-west of Birch Tor and Vitifer Tin Mine at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)
MDV118870Related to: Medieval Field Boundaries to the south-west of Vitifer Mine at Headland Warren, North Bovey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7139 - Headland Warren Survey (Ref: A1/20/2001)

Date Last Edited:Apr 7 2017 10:27AM