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HER Number:MDV80439
Name:Old Walls Leat, Poundsgate


Modern leat running between SX70047492 and SX70077447, built in the 1990s to supply the hydroelectric plant at Old Walls, Poundsgate. Surveyed and recorded in the Dartmoor Trust Leats Project.


Grid Reference:SX 700 746
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Constructed, Late 20th Century - 1990 AD (Between) to 1999 AD (Between))

Full description

Marchand, J., 2006, Archaeology within Old Walls Woods, 4 (Report - Survey). SDV365064.

A number of features which are all associated with the Old Walls micro hydro plant, from the weir and water intake, the sluice gate, the spillway, the leat and the turbine house were noted during 2006 walkover survey.
Nationally important in terms of the development of sustainable energy use; all of the complex will in the future be seen as being nationally important archaeologically (despite dating from the 1990s).

Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2010, Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010 (Report - Survey). SDV347530.

Old Walls Leat surveyed and recorded running between SX701749 - SX699745. (West Webburn). Functional and successful hydro plant, exporting to the national grid. Leat fully maintained. Other details: T:\Dartmoor Leats Survey / Q:\MAPDATA\HISTORIC\LeatsProject.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107246 ]
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV29832Related to: BUILDING in the Parish of Widecombe in the Moor (Building)
MDV133459Related to: Hydroelectric power plant in Old Walls Wood (Monument)
MDV102790Related to: Weir south-west of Jordan (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8842 - Survey of archaeological features in Old Walls Woods

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2022 10:18AM