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HER Number:MDV64713
Name:Leat Serving the Southern part of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine


Leat from the reservoir serving the southern part of the 19th century Eylesbarrow Tin Mine


Grid Reference:SX 595 680
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/17/9

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Newman, P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, 139-141 (Article in Serial). SDV231130.

The water supply to the wheel of the smelting house was from the same leat that supplied stamping mill 4 to the northeast + went on to stamping mill 6 to the south. The courses of the leats + the leat embankment are shown on the 1:500 survey.

Newman , P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, 35-36 (Report - Survey). SDV352201.

Water supplies diverted from the River Plym and its tributaries as well as seasonal sources had long been used in the upper Plym valley at streamworks, openworks and tin mills prior to the 19th century episode of tin mining. The leat from the long narrow reservoir to the south-west of the main buildings at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine served Engine Wheel 1 as well as Stamping Mills 1-6 to the south-west. The line of the leat and several of its embankmenta are shown on the plan of the mine. Map object partly based on this source.

English Heritage, 2005, Leats Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV347529.

Some sections of this leat shown on survey. Map object partly based on this source.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Some sections of leat visible on aerial photograhs.

English Heritage, 2013, Eylesbarrow Tin Mine and associated remains (Schedule Document). SDV231131.

Leat within the Scheduled Area of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231130Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 57. Paperback Volume. 139-141.
SDV231131Schedule Document: English Heritage. 2013. Eylesbarrow Tin Mine and associated remains. The Schedule of Monuments. Website.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV347529Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Leats Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV352201Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. English Heritage Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound. 35-36.

Associated Monuments

MDV3330Part of: Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV3332Related to: Leat 1 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66418Related to: Leat Embankment north of Stamping Mill 2 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mill (Monument)
MDV64724Related to: Leat Embankment north-east of Stamping Mill 1 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66422Related to: Leat embankment south of Stamping Mill 2 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66425Related to: Leat embankment south-west of Stamping Mill 3 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66443Related to: Reservoir at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66442Related to: Several Sections of Leat at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV4010Related to: Smelting House at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV3578Related to: Stamping Mill Number 1 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV3579Related to: Stamping Mill Number 2 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV3580Related to: Stamping Mill Number 3 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV3327Related to: Stamping Mill Number 5 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV3582Related to: Stamping Mill Number 6 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6239 - Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine

Date Last Edited:Jul 7 2014 10:16AM