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HER Number:MDV29661
Name:Leat supplying Marley Farm, Rattery


Leat taken from the Harbourne River just south-east of Harbourneford, running south to Marley Farm and then heading eastwards to re-join the river again at Knowle. Dates to at least the late 19th century, although may be earlier.


Grid Reference:SX 722 616
Map Sheet:SX76SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishRattery
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishRATTERY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76SW/134

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Leat shown on the South Brent Tithe Map.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Leat is depicted on the late 19th century historic map, running from the Harbourne River just south-east of Harbourneford via Marley Farm to re-join the river level with Knowle. Map object based on this source.

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

Leat visible on aerial photographs and shown on Aerial Photograph Project map overlay.

Snell, R., 1986, Green Lanes in Devon Project, 39 (Un-published). SDV8442.

Old leat found.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Northern section of the leat is depicted on the modern mapping ('Leat (disused)'), running as far as Marley Farm, although the route appears to have been diverted slightly. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV8442Un-published: Snell, R.. 1986. Green Lanes in Devon Project. Green Lanes in Devon Project. Not applicable. Unknown. 39.

Associated Monuments

MDV16124Related to: Marley Farm, Rattery (Monument)
MDV130549Related to: Trackway in Hillyfield Plantation / Harbourne Wood (Monument)
MDV111157Related to: Weir 150 metres below Harbourneford Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 23 2021 12:57PM