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HER Number:MDV28136
Name:LEAT in the Parish of Gidleigh


Possible leat visible on RAF 1947 and NMR 1977 aerial images at SX 6522 8565.


Grid Reference:SX 652 856
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/142
  • Old SAM Ref: 28663

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219555.

Des=adas record sheet/in smr. Vis=13/12/1995(adas) stable condition (adas).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219556.

Des=johnston,r. +wickstead,h. +bruck,j. /shovel down project: summary report 2003/(2003)/in pf. Four slot trenches were excavated in 2003 across intersections between the medieval leat and the prehistoric reaves. 'southill leat' was a c10km water course serving southill tin stamping mill first documented in court rools between 1491 and 1505. The leat consists of a linear channel with a shallow dished profile. Where the channel had been excavated through a prehistoric boundary the cut was narrower and the stone lined with the removed stones piled up on the downhill side of the leat. The variations in the fill indicated several periods of use as a watercourse. The leat is shown running north from sx65208535 and following the contours via sx68ne/293 to sx65998605. The excavated slot trenches were located on shovel down at sx65238575, sx65238581, sx65308593 and sx65858615 (johnston et al).

National Monument Record, 18/05/1977, SX6486/1, 25-34 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356862.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 1362-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2082, 3285-7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV221887.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Possible leat visible on RAF 1947 and NMR 1977 aerial images at SX 6522 8565.

Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EM, 1, 3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV274678.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219555Migrated Record:
SDV219556Migrated Record:
SDV221887Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2082. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. 3285-7.
SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1362-4.
SDV274678Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EM. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1, 3.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV356862Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 18/05/1977. SX6486/1. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 25-34.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 14 2023 2:27PM