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HER Number:MDV3071
Name:Leigh Farm Leat, Ugborough


Leat runs between SX66185845 and SX67155738, from the Lud Brook south-west of Ugborough Beacon south-east for around 1.6 kilometres to supply Leigh Farm, Bittaford. Surveyed and recorded between SX662584 - SX668579 in the Dartmoor Trust Leats Project.


Grid Reference:SX 668 578
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/156

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C., 1975 - 1978, Ugborough Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV161354.

Leat stone. On the left bank of the Lud Brook, a leat has been cut to take water to Leigh Farm, Bittaford. The supply of water was limited to that which would pass through a 5.08 centimetre hole in a stone placed across the channel of the leat. The stone is at the beginning of the leat, but has been turned so that it now stands between the channel and the stream.
The stone measures approximately 0.8 meters in length, 0.42 meters in height and is about 0.2 meters thick. The 5.08 centimetre diameter hole is through halfway along the length of the stone, and about 2.5 centimetres from the top of the stone.
Apparently the draw-off of water was limited because the corn mill at Bittaford Bridge had a superior right to the use of the Lud Brook for its water-wheel. Other details: Source only referred to as 'Local Information'.

Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2010, Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010 (Report - Survey). SDV347530.

Wrangaton Golf Course Leat surveyed and recorded flowing between SX662584 - SX668579 (only part of leat). (Lud Brook). Flowing but low volume. Uncontrolled take-off from Lud Brook. Above golf course very overgrown and banks eroded in places. Section across golf course fairly well maintained. Disappears under wall into fields, not shown on map. Original function unknown. Other details: T:\Dartmoor Leats Survey / Q:\MAPDATA\HISTORIC\LeatsProject.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV161354Worksheet: Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C.. 1975 - 1978. Ugborough Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #86975 ]
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV3074Related to: Chimney south-west of Torrs Wood (Monument)
MDV78026Related to: Leigh Farm, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3014Related to: Leigh farmhouse, Ugborough (Building)
MDV3075Related to: Mine workings in Torrs Wood, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV3019Related to: Torrs Barn, Ugborough (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 15 2018 9:58AM