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HER Number:MDV57150
Name:LEAT in the Parish of Walkhampton

Summary

Leat running from river meavy, just below black tor falls stamping mills. Apparently contemporary with field system sx57se/150/1, because it lies close to boundary walls for much of its length, but it is more recent than the adit at sx57357154 through which it cuts. Its elevation and orientation suggests that it was cut to carry water to stanlake farmstead. A small leat leading from the devonport leat (sx57se/193) to stanlake suggest that the stanlake inhabitants were given permission to take water directly from the devonport leat because their own supply had been disconnected by the building of the devonport leat which for part of its length had reused the earlier stanlake leat (gerrard, 1).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 573 714
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/141

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Early Bronze Age to Post Medieval - 2200 BC to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

GERRARD, 2, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257472.

An 850m long leat ran from just downstream of the black tor falls tin mills, following the downstream side of the historic fields before leading into the fields and ultimately becoming truncated by the davenport leat. Onwards from here it would have originally followed the course taken by the later davenport leat (gerrard, 2).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257473.

Gerrard, s. /meavy valley archaeology report 1/stanlake prehistoric settlement/(1997)25/in pf.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV257474.

Gerrard, s. /meavy valley archaeology report 2/stanlake farmstead/(1997)25/in pf.


GERRARD, 1, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260813.

Leat running from river meavy, just below black tor falls stamping mills. Apparently contemporary with field system sx57se/150/1, because it lies close to boundary walls for much of its length, but it is more recent than the adit at sx57357154 through which it cuts. Its elevation and orientation suggests that it was cut to carry water to stanlake farmstead. A small leat leading from the devonport leat (sx57se/193) to stanlake suggest that the stanlake inhabitants were given permission to take water directly from the devonport leat because their own supply had been disconnected by the building of the devonport leat which for part of its length had reused the earlier stanlake leat (gerrard, 1).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record: GERRARD, 2.
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  • Migrated Record: GERRARD, 1.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 16 2015 3:11PM