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HER Number:MDV80537
Name:Blachford Leat, Cornwood


Leat running from SX62596143 to Blachford saw mill at SX61676002. Dates to the late 19th / early 20th century and was constructed to serve the saw mill. Surveyed and recorded in the Dartmoor Trust Leats Project.


Grid Reference:SX 621 606
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a late 19th century leat from Redaven Lake to serve the Blachford saw mill and a quarry in Grange Plantation

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

A small section of leat depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map (approximately 1880s in date) from SX62005999 to supply the saw mill at Blachford at SX61596001.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Leat depicted on the Second Edition Ordnance Survey map (approximately 1905-7 in date) but not named. Runs the length indicated to supply the saw mill (appears to have been extended since the late 19th century when the First Edition map was drawn.

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

Blachford saw mill leat, Cornwood surveyed and recorded between SX626615 - SX616600 (River Yealm). Dry. Take-off point destroyed. Channel needing lost of clearance work. Owner of Blachford said to be interested in using it to power saw mill (which it once did) and owner of New Barn said to want to restore millpond there. Other details: T:\Dartmoor Leats Survey / Q:\MAPDATA\HISTORIC\LeatsProject.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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: #107332 ]
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4749Related to: Blachford Saw Mill, Cornwood (Building)
MDV132318Related to: New Barn, Cornwood (Building)
MDV133001Related to: Possible enclosure east of Grange Plantation (Monument)
MDV48137Related to: Quarry, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV47660Related to: Reservoir or mill pond, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 11 2022 12:17PM