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HER Number:MDV76292
Name:Leat at Morwellham


Leat supplying water, via a wooden launder, to the waterwheel at the manganese mill at Morwellham Quay.


Grid Reference:SX 444 697
Map Sheet:SX46NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGulworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Map object based on this Source.

Gaskell-Brown, C., 1977, Morwellham: An Archaeological Survey, 12 (Report - Survey). SDV344219.

The leat, short sections of which survive, ran from the south-west corner of the reservoir alongside the east side of the canal incline gorge, across the rock bridge and then along the eastern side of the track to the manganese mill.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344219Report - Survey: Gaskell-Brown, C.. 1977. Morwellham: An Archaeological Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital. 12.

Associated Monuments

MDV76291Related to: Launder for Manganese Mill at Morwellham Quay (Monument)
MDV79799Related to: Leat North of Morwellham (Monument)
MDV76288Related to: Manganese Mill at Morwellham Quay (Monument)
MDV79793Related to: Pond North of Morwellham (Monument)
MDV79796Related to: Sluice North of Morwellham (Monument)
MDV63005Related to: Waterwheel at Manganese Mill, Morwellham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 10 2010 2:01PM