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HER Number:MDV52640
Name:Trowlesworthy Pot-water Leat, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Remnant of leat, following the contour from an isolated point north of Little Trowlesworthy Tor, to area of boggy ground, west of the tor (originally collected water from Spanish Lake).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 574 649
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/486

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 140799, 4/4/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

This leat follows the contour around the northern side of Little Trowlesworthy Tor and overlooks the valley of the River Plym. Leads from a point north of Little Trowlesworthy Tor at SX57636497 and originally carried water to Trowlesworthy Warren House. It is interrupted by a pillow mound which partly overlies it at SX57296489.
Only the length of leat under and within 2 metres of the pillow mound ditch is scheduled, and where visible the leat survives as 1.6 metre wide and 0.5 metre channel. Material upcast during the construction of this leat forms a bank on its lower side and this measures 1 metre wide and 0.2 metres high.


National Trust and English Heritage, 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape, Page 35, Number 102.098 (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.

Trowlesworthy Pot-water Leat. Runs from SX5764 6495 to SX57286472. Remnant of leat, following contour from an isolated point north of Little Trowlesworthy Tor, to area of boggy ground, west of the Tor (originally collected water from Spanish Lake). Bank on the west side, 1 metre wide, 0.2 metres high. 535 metres long, 1.6 metres wide, 0.5 metres deep.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Leat is visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166309Report - non-specific: National Trust and English Heritage. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 102.130. A4 Comb Bound. Page 35, Number 102.098.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140799, 4/4/1995.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94397 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV52641Related to: Leat from Trowlesworthy Pot-water Leat to Warren House (Monument)
MDV52665Related to: Leat supplying Trowlesworthy Warren House, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV24933Related to: Lee Moor China Clay Leat (Monument)
MDV52642Related to: Pillow mound 530 metres east-north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV55299Related to: Pillow mound 760 metres east-north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV14148Related to: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2015 3:21PM