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HER Number:MDV54522
Name:Clampitt Leat, Chagford


Clampitt or West Coombe Leat, running from SX68098584 to SX68298712. Leat dates at least the late 19th century but may be earlier and supplied West Coombe Farm, Chagford.


Grid Reference:SX 681 865
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NE100
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 906788
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/195

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Constructed, Post Medieval to Early 20th Century - 1540 AD (Between) to 1901 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Leat depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map (approximately 1880s in date) but not named.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit, S. A. J. Porbert (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(17/07/1990) Clampitt leat (citing personal comment, P. Mears, undated), SX 6809 8584 to SX 6829 8712 (depicted on OS 1/2500). This leat, starting on the South Teign River, still provides the water supply for West Coombe Farm. Stone lined in places with a settling pond a SX 6824 8699 it measures around 1.0m wide and 0.4m deep. Only the course of the leat within West Coombe farm was investigated.
A blowing house (SX 68 NE 59) lies at SX 6821 8658, near the course of the leat just outside the farm. It seems likely that the leat within West Coombe is an extension of the earlier Blowing house leat. This extension probably dates from the later 19th century when the farm was extensively refurbished.

Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2010, Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010 (Report - Survey). SDV347530.

Marked on geographic information systems map layer but not listed in accompanying Excel spreadsheet. Other details: Q:\MAPDATA\HISTORIC\LeatsProject.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94911 ]
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.
SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. S. A. J. Porbert.

Associated Monuments

MDV6170Related to: Blowing mill at Outer Down, Chagford (Monument)
MDV54521Related to: West Coombe farmstead, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8654 - West Coombe Farm, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Mar 18 2022 12:12PM