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HER Number:MDV5218
Name:Holed stone used as sluice on leat on Buckfastleigh Moor


One of two stones with square holes, once used as sluices.


Grid Reference:SX 688 673
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST BUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE9
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 441375
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/38

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SLUICE (XIX - 1801 AD (Between) to 1899 AD (Between))
  • STONE (XIX - 1801 AD (Between) to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66NE9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV147259.

(SX 68246733, 68806738) Two stones with square holes once used as sluices (citing Worth, R. H., 10/12/1948).
(20/07/1977) These two dressed stones were used to regulate the flow of the leat which runs from Brockhill Mires, and are probably of 19th century date.
'B' SX 68796737 This stone stands upright, but apparently away from the leat, and measures, 1.4m by 0.25m) by at least 0.5 m high, with a square opening, 0.3m by at least 0.1 m high, in the middle of the lower edge. The stones are not a bisected cross base.
Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD See photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147259Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66NE9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. [Mapped feature: #32638 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5217Related to: Holed stone used as sluices on leat on Hickaton Hill (Monument)
MDV24786Related to: Leat on Buckfastleigh Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 20 2021 11:25AM