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HER Number:MDV28212
Name:Leat on Walkhampton Common

Summary

Leat taken of Yes Tor Brook near area of streamworks, running east-west across Walkhampton Common. Cuts through a prehistoric bank or reave south-east of enclosed settlement.
Summary from record MDV62010:
Vis=est -/-/2000 (gerrard, s. ) leat cutting through a boundary bank forming part of a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement at yes tor bottom, 1120m ene of criptor (mpp).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 564 727
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains on Walkhampton Common including 19th century Swelltor and Foggintor Quarries, a section of the early 19th century Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway, later converted to railway, also streamworks along the Yes Tor Brook

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/248
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/86/13/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24108(P)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monument Record, 1976, SX5672 (Aerial Photograph). SDV267145.

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

Leat visible on 1976 aerial photograph and recorded on map overlay.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152583, 21/3/2000 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Leat cutting through a boundary bank forming part of a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement at Yes Tor Bottom, 1120 metres east-north-east of Criptor.
Leat measuring 1 metre wide and 0.4 metres deep with an associated down slope bank being 1.8 metres wide by 0.3 metres high. This leat cuts through rubble bank (MDV62009) at SX56907274.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 22-23; fig 44.7 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 44 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Leat depicted on Butler's map.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Leat visible on the aerial photograph.

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

Leat partly depicted on the modern mapping. Map object partly based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 22-23; fig 44.7.
SDV267145Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. SX5672. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152583, 21/3/2000.
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.
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital. [Mapped feature: #85978 ]
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV62009Related to: Bank south-east of the enclosed settlement at Yes Tor Bottom (Monument)
MDV62008Related to: Hut circle south-east of the enclosed settlement at Yes Tor Bottom (Monument)
MDV28222Related to: Streamworks along the Yes Tor Brook, Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV5025Related to: Yestor Farmstead, Walkhampton Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2019 3:46PM