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HER Number:MDV62521
Name:Leat on Beardown Hill, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Beardown Mine leat runs north to south, following the contours on the east side of Conies Down Water. It was used to provide water to the 19th century Beardown Mine.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 594 773
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 61
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/73/1
  • Pastscape: 1219085

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Between))

Full description

Trueman, M., 2000, Water and Sewage Step 3 Assessment, 26/5/2000 (Report - non-specific). SDV288012.

Redundant channel on East Cowsic valley. Beyond the syphon inlet (see MDV62520) the original channel on east side of valley is redundant. Survives as a linear earthwork of varying condition. Part is afforested.


English Heritage, 2005, Industrial Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV346396.

Leat to Beardown Mine.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

Beardown Mine leat runs north to south, following the contours on the east side of Conies Down Water. It was used to provide water to the 19th century Beardown Mine.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV288012Report - non-specific: Trueman, M.. 2000. Water and Sewage Step 3 Assessment. English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Step 3 Report. Unknown. 26/5/2000.
SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #112915 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV62520Related to: Aqueduct west of Beardown Farm (Monument)
MDV32747Related to: Beardown Tin Mine adjacent to Devonport Leat on Beardown Hill (Monument)
MDV54352Related to: Streamworks on Beardown Hill (Monument)
MDV19902Related to: The Devonport Leat, Dartmoor (Monument)
MDV54353Related to: Tinners hut in area of streamworking on Beardown Hill (Building)
MDV27092Related to: Trial tin working pits on Beardown Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Oct 5 2018 4:27PM