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HER Number:MDV80477
Name:Castle Drogo Leat, Moretonhampstead


Castle Drogo Leat runs between SX722897 - SX725898, constructed in the 1920s to power hydro-electric plant at Castle Drogo. Surveyed and recorded in the Dartmoor Trust Leats Project.


Grid Reference:SX 724 898
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Castle Drogo Leat surveyed and recorded flowing between SX722897 - SX725898 (Teign). Short leat to hydro power plant building. Owned by National Trust who are investigating reinstatement of hydro plant to serve Castle Drogo.
(Section of leat from River Teign at SX7238489842 not depicted on modern mapping so has been digitised against Dartmoor Trust Leat layer). Other details: T:\Dartmoor Leats Survey / Q:\MAPDATA\HISTORIC\LeatsProject. Map object based on this Source.

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

Section of leat from the hydro-electric building north to the River Teign marked on the modern mapping and digitised against. Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV32487Related to: Castle Drogo estate and gardens, Drewsteignton (Park/Garden)
MDV8470Related to: Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton (Building)
MDV19560Related to: Hydro-Electric Engine House, Castle Drogo (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6046 - Archaeological Survey of National Trust Teign Valley Properties (Ref: 6764)

Date Last Edited:Aug 2 2011 2:30PM