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HER Number:MDV54592
Name:Disused Leat on south-west side of Water Hill near Warren House Inn


Short section of tinner's leat, now dry and silted, on the south side of an openwork which runs to a former reservoir to the south. It has been cut through by another openwork.


Grid Reference:SX 668 808
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/336
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Newman, P., 10/12/1992, Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation (Report - Survey). SDV352719.

Site visit 10th December 1992. SX66818096 to SX66838086. A short section of tinners' leat, now dry and silted, which can be traced from a point on the s side of an openwork, 60 metres east to the Wheal Caroline track, to a disused reservoir 100 metres to the south. Although well defined over its surviving section, its course to the north beyond the openwork is uncertain, as is its source. The surviving channel measures on average 1 metre wide by 0.3 metres deep. The leat has been cut through by an openwork at sx66828093. No provision has been made for the leat to cross the openwork which is clearly later.

English Heritage, 2005, Leats Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV347529.

Leat recorded.

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

Leat visible on aerial photograph.

English Heritage, 2013, Pastscape (Website). SDV352645.

Disused leat. NMR No. SX68SE187. Record last updated: N/A.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV347529Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Leats Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94937 ]
SDV352645Website: English Heritage. 2013. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
SDV352719Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 10/12/1992. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV6548Related to: Wheal Caroline Mine, Water Hill, (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2016 1:44PM