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HER Number:MDV62518
Name:Weir on West Dart on north-east side of Beardown Hill

Summary

Substantial granite weir across the West Dart on the north-east side of Beardown Hill, at the head of the Plymouth Leat with sluicegate to leat.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 608 779
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive earthwork and structural remains of the late 18th century Devonport Leat, Bronze Age features north-east of Nun’s Cross, Whiteworks Tin Mine and other tinning remains on Walkhampton Common as well as earthworks of Bachelors Hall Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/130/2
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WEIR (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Trueman, M., 2000, Water and Sewage Step 3 Assessment (Report - non-specific). SDV288012.

Site visit 26th May 2000. West Dart weir and sluice. Substantial granite weir across river with sluice and iron gate controlling outlet to leat.


Exeter Archaeology, 2005, An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report, Appendix 2: Ex. Arch No. 32 (Report - Survey). SDV356906.

Devonport Leat intake. Environment Agency No. 17.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV288012Report - non-specific: Trueman, M.. 2000. Water and Sewage Step 3 Assessment. English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Step 3 Report. Unknown.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97044 ]
SDV356906Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. Digital. Appendix 2: Ex. Arch No. 32.

Associated Monuments

MDV19902Related to: The Devonport Leat, Dartmoor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6538 - Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2018 4:28PM