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HER Number:MDV66515
Name:Leat 2 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine


Leat 2 to the south of the main buildings forming part of the 19th century Eylesbarrow Tin Mine
Possible duplication of MDV25046.


Grid Reference:SX 598 679
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/27/59
  • Old SAM Ref: 34467(P)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157289 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(09/05/2002) SX 59806790 Leat 710 metres south-south-west of Eylesbarrow, forming part of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine. The entire length of this leat is not currently considered to be of National Importance, but the part adjoining the Nationally Important reservoir and the cutting through the streamwork is of National Importance. This leat carried water to reservoir.
Leat cutting through earlier streamwork earthworks 157219. This leat carried water to reservoir 157185.

Newman, P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, 36, Figure 2, Appendix 3 (Report - Survey). SDV352201.

The Engine Wheel 1 and Stamping Mills 1-3 all built in 1814-15 were supplied by Leat 2 which extended 2.1 kilometres from the River Plym at Grid Reference SX60876826 through the streamworks of Drizzlecombe and Evilcombe to the reservoir above the engine wheel. An additional 1.5 kilometres was added in 1818 bringing in water from Langcombe Brookat Grid Reference SX608668 and crossing the Plym.

Newman, P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine, Figure 2 (Article in Serial). SDV231130.

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

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.

Sections of the leat are visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

'Course of Old Leat' shown on modern mapping. Map object partly based on this source.

National Monument Record, 2014, Pastscape, 1300605 (Website). SDV355682.

A linear reservoir which suppled water from the engine leat to Eylesbarrow Tin Mine, and was in use between 1814 and 1852.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231130Article in Serial: Newman, P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 57. Paperback Volume. Figure 2.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157289.
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. 36, Figure 2, Appendix 3.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355682Website: National Monument Record. 2014. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1300605.

Associated Monuments

MDV3330Part of: Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV3512Related to: Engine Wheelpit 1 at Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV25046Related to: Leat at Wheal Katherine Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66532Related to: Leat between Eylesbarrow and Wheal Katherine Tin Mines (Monument)
MDV24928Related to: Leat, Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66443Related to: Reservoir 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)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor. The Eylesbarrow archaeological landscape
  • EDV6239 - Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey: EH Project (Feb 2001 - Dec 2002)
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:Sep 6 2021 10:22AM