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HER Number:MDV51516
Name:Weir on the Devonport Leat north-west of Beardown


Weir between the Devonport Leat and the Cowsic River marked on the 1906 and 1954 6 inch Ordnance Survey maps.


Grid Reference:SX 596 758
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive earthwork and structural remains of the late 18th century Devonport Leat, Bronze Age features north-east of Nun’s Cross, Whiteworks Tin Mine and other tinning remains on Walkhampton Common as well as earthworks of Bachelors Hall Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/137
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 107NW (Cartographic). SDV336770.

Weir marked on 1906 6 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Ordnance Survey, 1954, SX57NE (Cartographic). SDV350079.

Weir marked on 1954 6 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Exeter Archaeology, 2005, An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report, Appendix 2: No. 96 (Report - Survey). SDV356906.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336770Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 107NW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV350079Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1954. SX57NE. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper). [Mapped feature: #32137 ]
SDV356906Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. Digital. Appendix 2: No. 96.

Associated Monuments

MDV19902Related to: The Devonport Leat, Dartmoor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6538 - Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2018 4:25PM