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HER Number:MDV80519
Name:East and West Coombe Leat, Chagford


East and West Coombe Leat running from SX687859 - SX683875, dated to at least the late 19th century although may be earlier. Supplies East and West Coombe Farm, Chagford. Surveyed and recorded in the Dartmoor Trust Leats Project. It is floored and edged with granite slabs for part of its length.


Grid Reference:SX 685 867
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Constructed, XIX - 1880 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Leat depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map (approximately 1880s in date) but not named.

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

East and West Coombe Leat surveyed and recorded flowing between SX687859 - SX683875 (Teign tributary). Only visible at road crossing by Thorn. Appears to have two (mill?) ponds on it. Uncertain whether this is a leat of a channelled stream.

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

Watts, S., 21/10/2014, Smutty Park (Personal Comment). SDV357237.

The leat or stream is paved and edged with granite slabs where it forms the lower edge of the field named as Smutty Park on the Tithe Map and Apportionment. The reason for this is unclear although it may be a landscape feature connected with Torr House.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107314 ]
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.
SDV357237Personal Comment: Watts, S.. 21/10/2014. Smutty Park.

Associated Monuments

MDV77132Related to: East Coombe farmstead, Chagford (Monument)
MDV53203Related to: Fish Pond north-east of Thorn Cross, Chagford (Monument)
MDV54521Related to: West Combe farmstead, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 21 2014 12:26PM