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HER Number:MDV42471
Name:Leat at Keaglesborough Mine

Summary

Leat drawing water from Hart Tor Brook and the River Meavey and supplying Keaglesborough and Riddipit openworks. At the southern end, the leat measures 2m wide by 0.5m deep and its associated bank is 2.2m wide by 0.6m high. Towards the northern end it is slighter, being 0.2m deep with a 0.3m high bank. This leat carried water from the River Meavy to the stamping mills at Keaglesborough.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 574 701
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/320
  • Old SAM Ref: 22382

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Constructed, Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P., 1987, The Moorland Meavy - a Tinner's Landscape, 225, 236, fig 2 (Article in Serial). SDV231207.

'Leat 1'. Leat drawing water from Hart Tor Brook and the River Meavey and supplying Keaglesborough openworks (SX56NE/505) and Riddipit openworks (SX57SE/157/1). Clear over moorland section but difficult to trace in forest. Headweir of Hart Tor branch is the best preserved example in the area.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157346, 27/06/2002 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(SX 5741 7016) Leat 1010m north-north-east of Norsworthy Bridge forming part of Keaglesborough Mine.
At the southern end, the leat measures 2m wide by 0.5m deep and its associated bank is 2.2m wide by 0.6m high. Towards the northern end it is slighter, being 0.2m deep with a 0.3m high bank. This leat carried water from the River Meavy to the stamping mills at Keaglesborough.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Section of leat is visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231207Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1987. The Moorland Meavy - a Tinner's Landscape. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 119. Paperback Volume. 225, 236, fig 2.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157346, 27/06/2002.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #123369 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV35575Related to: Keaglesborough Mine (Monument)
MDV66655Related to: Leat embankment at Keaglesborough Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7507 - Survey of Keaglesborough Tin Mine

Date Last Edited:Dec 16 2019 9:57AM