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HER Number:MDV30956
Name:Ruddycleave Leat

Summary

Ruddycleave leat runs between SX735749 and SX730742, where it supplies Ruddycleave Farm. Surveyed and recorded in the Dartmoor Trust Leats Project.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 731 744
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/352

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Course of the leat depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map, but not labelled.


Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV345904.

(Site visited 3/4/1983) This leat is in use and serves Ruddycleave Farm. There is a sluice and small reservoir at the take-off from Ruddycleave Water at grid reference SX73537485. After passing under the road, it flows through Ruddycleave fields to a point above the farm, then turns downhill to rejoin the stream by the driftway.


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

Ruddycleave Leat surveyed and recorded running between SX735749 and SX730742. (Ruddycleave Water) Take-off at 'reservoir' impounded by boarding - water seeps through boards. On Access Land for 2-300 meters then through fields to Ruddycleave Farm. Flows well but some silting of 'reservoir', need for vegetation clearance. Granite sill overflow needs reconstruction. Other details: T:\Dartmoor Leats Survey / Q:\MAPDATA\HISTORIC\LeatsProject.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #87028 ]
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV113188Related to: A hut circle with the small wood known as the Spinney (Monument)
MDV30992Related to: Ruddycleave farmstead, Buckland in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 25 2015 10:41AM