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HER Number:MDV52431
Name:Leat Traversing a Prehistoric Settlement to the south-east of Down Tor, Walkhampton


Section of leat cutting through part of a Prehistoric settlement to the southeast of Down Tor


Grid Reference:SX 583 689
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/570
  • Old SAM Ref: 24080(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133221 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

SX58426895 Site visited on 25th May 1993. Leat running from above SX58426895 to SX58356902. Leat channel measures 1 metre wide and 0.4 metres deep and the associated bank of material upcast downslope during construction is 1.5 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. The leat cuts through the southern part of an enclosure and although now dry, it would have originally carried water from the upper reaches of the Narrator Brook to tinworks on the western side of Down Tor.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 66, Figure 47.3, Map 47 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Leat shown traversing the southern part of Hingston Hill Prehistoric Settlement.

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

Part of leat visible on aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 66, Figure 47.3, Map 47.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133221.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #112421 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 8 2019 11:39AM