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MSO12501 - Post-medieval leat at Wheal Eliza

ENPHER Number:MSO12501
Name:Post-medieval leat at Wheal Eliza
Type of Record:Monument
Grid Reference:SS 784 380

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The upper leat at Wheal Eliza Mine (MSO6802) which supplied the waterwheel (MSO12500).

Monument Types

  • LEAT (AD 19th Century - 1847 AD to 1857 AD (Unclassified))

Designated Status: none recorded


The upper leat supplying the waterwheel (MSO12500) at Wheel Eliza mine (MSO6802).
The leat runs for approx 1 kilometre along the river, crossing several side streams. It consists of a rubble wall about 1.2 metres wide on the down hill side of a flat bottomed channel approximately 50 centimetres deep and 1 metre wide. It is well preserved for about 600 metres and then less definate although still discernable. It ends abruptly at the west end against a rock outcrop beside the river, turning slightly away from the river at this point.
This was possibly never finished. The means of crossing the tributary streams is unclear. [1-3]

<1> Burrow, 19.7.1979, site visit records (Unassigned). SSO819.

<2> Burrow, I., Minnitt, S. + Murless, B., 1980, Somerset Archaeology 1979, 136 (Measured Plan) (Article in serial). SSO858.

<3> SCC HBC 3.14.2 (Survey). SSO406.

Related records

MSO6802Part of: Wheal Eliza Mine (Monument)
MSO12502Related to: Post-medieval leat at Wheal Eliza (Monument)
MSO12500Related to: Post-medieval waterwheel at Wheal Eliza (Monument)

Other References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35703
Date Last Edited:Oct 23 2013 4:22PM


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