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HER Number:MDV51409
Name:Blackabrook Weir to north of Princetown


The first of three headweirs on the Devonport Leat completed in 1794.


Grid Reference:SX 588 748
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/341

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WEIR (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Weir marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map at head of leat serving the Devonport Leat.

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 106NE (Cartographic). SDV249909.

Weir marked on 1906 6 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Ordnance Survey, 1954, SX57SE (Cartographic). SDV350078.

Weir marked on 1954 6 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Trueman, M., 2000, Water and Sewage Step 3 Assessment (Report - non-specific). SDV288012.

Site visit 26th May 2000. Blackabrook Weir and sluice. The first of the three head weirs to be completed in 1794. A simple stone weir with a sluice controlling the water entering the leat.

Exeter Archaeology, 2005, An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report, Appendix 2: Ex. Arch. No. 30 (Report - Survey). SDV356906.

One source of the Devonport Leat. Environment Agency No. 15.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Weir marked on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249909Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 106NE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV288012Report - non-specific: Trueman, M.. 2000. Water and Sewage Step 3 Assessment. English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Step 3 Report. Unknown.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93992 ]
SDV350078Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1954. SX57SE. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV356906Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. Digital. Appendix 2: Ex. Arch. No. 30.

Associated Monuments

MDV19902Related to: The Devonport Leat, Dartmoor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 27 2015 3:19PM