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HER Number:MDV62522
Name:Cowsic Weir, Holming Beam to north-east of Princetown

Summary

Substantial weir at point where the Devonport Leat crosses the Cowsic River.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 595 767
Map Sheet:SX57NE
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: SX57NE/73/2
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Weir and Sluice marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch ordnance Survey map where the Devonport Leat crosses the Cowsic River.


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

Site visit 26th May 2000. Cowsic weir andsluice. Substantial granite weir and junction with West Dart branch of the Plymouth Leat. Includes a long weir along east side of river, sluices and overflow channel from incoming West Dart leat, and a large sluice with iron sluicegate controlling outlet.


Exeter Archaeology, 2005, An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report, Appendix 2: Ex. Arch. No. 30-31 (Report - Survey). SDV356906.

Devonport Leat intake. Environment Agency No. 16.


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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97047 ]
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. 30-31.

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

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2018 4:28PM