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HER Number:MDV80471
Name:Brisworthy Leat, Meavy


Brisworthy Leat running between SX56706544 and SX55246535, supplying Brisworthy Farm. This leat dates to at least 1840 but may earlier. Surveyed and recorded in the Dartmoor Trust Leats Project. Cuts through a small hut circle settlement at SX56236503.


Grid Reference:SX 557 652
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Leat depicted on the Tithe Map (approximately 1840s in date).

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

Brisworthy Leat surveyed and recorded flowing between SX567654 - SX552654. (Legis Lake - Plym). Runs well to point where leaves Brisworthy Down. Most of flow returns to Plym. Some continues to farm. No longer reaches Yelverton Road and Lovaton Brook. Other details: T:\Dartmoor Leats Survey / Q:\MAPDATA\HISTORIC\LeatsProject.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107265 ]
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV48960Related to: AQUEDUCT in the Parish of Meavy (Monument)
MDV78088Related to: Brisworthy Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV3451Related to: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Meavy (Monument)
MDV3450Related to: Hut circle south-east of Brisworthy (Monument)
MDV77088Related to: Langmead farmstead, Bickington (Monument)
MDV77832Related to: Moorview Farm, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 1 2011 10:09AM