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HER Number:MDV42458
Name:Leat supplying Wheal Chance

Summary

A heavily silted leat channel on the west slope of Chants or Chance Hill. Supplies Wheal Chance.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 600 700
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of a section of the late 18th century Devonport Leat running from Raddick Hill to Nun's Cross, including extensive tinning remains at Cramber Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE355
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1446884
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/307

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P., 1987, The Moorland Meavy - a Tinner's Landscape, 227, 230, fig 4. (Article in Serial). SDV231207.

'Leat 5'. Leat supplied by Nun's Cross stream and supplying openworks at Wheal Chance.

Newman, P., 2007, Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV348210.

(01/08/2006) A heavily silted leat channel on the west slope of Chants or Chance Hill. The original source of water for the leat is uncertain but the dry earthwork channel is first visible amid some tin pits to the west of Nuns Cross. From there it skirts around the north side of the Drivage Bottom streamworks just above the Devonport Leat which crosses the dry leat at SX 5989 6992. After a short break in the channel the dry leat continues around the western side of Chance Hill below the Devonport Leat running approximately parallel with it. The leat cannot be traced beyond the small openwork at SX 5987 7023. The condition and proportions of the leat vary over its course but on average it is 0.8 metres wide by 0.4 metres deep.

Fletcher, M. J., 2007-2008, Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV359195.

Probert, S., 2008, Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area (Report - Survey). SDV351304.

Greeves, T., 2012, Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV350251.

Probert, S. A. J., 2017, A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of the Cramber Tor Training Area, Devon, 2017 (Report - Survey). SDV360392.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231207Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1987. The Moorland Meavy - a Tinner's Landscape. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 119. Paperback Volume. 227, 230, fig 4..
SDV348210Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2007. Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey. English Heritage. A4 Bound.
SDV350251Report - Survey: Greeves, T.. 2012. Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey. Tom Greeves Report. A4 Stapled.
SDV351304Report - Survey: Probert, S.. 2008. Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #132145 ]
SDV359195Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 2007-2008. Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV360392Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2017. A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of the Cramber Tor Training Area, Devon, 2017. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV42457Related to: Openwork at Older Bottom (Monument)
MDV19902Related to: The Devonport Leat, Dartmoor (Monument)
MDV104095Related to: Tinner's Hut at Drivage Bottom, Walkhampton (Building)
MDV25991Related to: Trial Pits north-west of Nun's Cross Farm (Monument)
MDV42456Related to: Wheal Chance Mine, Walkhampton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project
  • EDV6034 - Monument Condition Survey in Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6152 - Follow-up Works to Threatened Sites in the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6153 - Monument Baseline Condition Survey in the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Jul 30 2021 3:23PM