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HER Number:MDV62584
Name:Burrator Dam, Meavy


Reservoir dam constructed between 1893-8 by James Manserch and Edward Sandeman, engineers. Raised by 10ft in 1923-8. Concrete construction faced in rusticated rock faced granite.


Grid Reference:SX 551 680
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE386
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1463474
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/628
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 482708

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DAM (XIX - 1893 AD to 1898 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV237544.

Dcms/schedule/(1537/5/10013)/(-/-/2000)/in pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV237545.

Des=trueman, m. /(24/5/2000)/mpp stage 3 assessment.

Trueman, M., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV311142.

Vis=24/5/2000 (trueman) the third british masonry dam to be built (trueman).

Barber, C., 1995, Princetown of Yesteryear Part I, 32 (Monograph). SDV359850.

Early photographic images of the dam.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2001, 1781/0/10004 (Correspondence). SDV237542.

Reservoir dam.1893-8 by james manserch and edward sandeman, engineers.1923-8 raised by 10ft. Concrete construction faced in rusticated rock faced granite. The outer (air) wall has extreme batter at its base. Above, at the centre a 5-bay arcaded weir spillway with battered bases to its piers and imposts to segmental arches. Rusticated stringcourses and coping to the parapets, the coping raised over the weir spillway. Carriageway over the top of the dam with similar parapet on the reservoir side. Abutments have curved splays (dcms).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV237542Correspondence: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2001. 1781/0/10004. A4 Stapled.
SDV237544Migrated Record:
SDV237545Migrated Record:
SDV311142Migrated Record: Trueman, M..
SDV359850Monograph: Barber, C.. 1995. Princetown of Yesteryear Part I. Princetown of Yesteryear Part I. Paperback Volume. 32.

Associated Monuments

MDV103325Part of: Burrator Reservoir (Monument)
MDV62511Related to: Sheepstor Dam (Monument)
MDV102876Related to: Weir south of Burrator Dam (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 11 2021 1:02PM