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HER Number:MDV80530
Name:Merrivale Leat


Merrivale Leat running between SX56337478 and SX55057477 between the pair of double stone rows at Merrivale, cutting directly through the complex of prehistoric remains. The leat dates to at least the late 19th century when it is depicted on historic maps. Surveyed and recorded in the Dartmoor Trust Leats Project.


Grid Reference:SX 550 747
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 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.

Merrivale Leat surveyed and recorded between SX564748 - SX550750 (Walkham Tributary - Walkham). Good condition, flows well. On Access Land, well walked. National Park Authority has undertaken major works with Scheduled Monument Consent to prevent overflowing and damage to site. Some sections stone-lined. Overflows by southern exit from Four Winds car park. Other details: T:\Dartmoor Leats Survey / Q:\MAPDATA\HISTORIC\LeatsProject.

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

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: #107325 ]
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV14796Related to: Cairn with cist in middle of stone row, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV3738Related to: Cist and Cairn south of Stone Alignment, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV14797Related to: Merrivale Stone Row A, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV14795Related to: Merrivale Stone Row B, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV15033Related to: Part of the Great Western Reave, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV29078Related to: Possible cairn associated with stone row, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV4961Related to: Possible cairn partly overlying reave, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV5001Related to: Short stone row, Merrivale (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2018 12:35PM