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HER Number:MDV47971
Name:Leat at Morwellham Quay, Gulworthy

Summary

Two disused leats join circa 3m n of the wheelpit. Both used water from the canal, taking it from the wheelpit head-pond. Both shown in operation on 1867 map and are still marked on os (1906) map (thorp).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 444 699
Map Sheet:SX46NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NW/515/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

1906, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265054.

Two disused leats join circa 3m n of the wheelpit. Both used water from the canal, taking it from the wheelpit head-pond. Both shown in operation on 1867 map and are still marked on os (1906) map (thorp).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265055.

Thorp, j. R. L. /canal cottage, morwellham, devon/(keystone)/(1992)51/in smr.


Waterhouse, R., 2017, The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology, 237-39, Fig 7.30 (Monograph). SDV361789.

One of three leats that fed the works at Morwellham; part of a complex multi-period system that ran for a total distance of about 2 kilometres, serving up to 12 waterwheels of varying sizes. The central leat took water from the eastern leat, the tailrace from the Canal Incline's water engine and the natural stream in Lobscombe, feeding water from all three into a header pond in the angle of the valley, just east of the canal incline. From here, a leat led southwards to the Manganese Mill, then flushing the dock below it. At least two other wheels (and possibly two more) were served by this leat (positions shown on Fig 7.30). See publication for full details and plan.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV265054Migrated Record: 1906.
SDV265055Migrated Record:
SDV361789Monograph: Waterhouse, R.. 2017. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. Paperback Volume. 237-39, Fig 7.30.

Associated Monuments

MDV76288Related to: Manganese Mill at Morwellham Quay (Monument)
MDV124307Related to: Western leat at Morwellham Quay (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 13 2018 2:15PM