MDE11503 - 18th or 19th Century leat through Mines Wood (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
A leat, formerly supplying the Bampfylde copper mining complex, runs from SS 7353 3311 to SS 7380 3283 along the western side of the Mole valley. It is never more than 1.8 metres in width, and has been cut through in places by a modern track, a quarry and trial workings associated with the mine. At its southern end it abruptly stops below a wheel pit and attendant structures. The feature has either been truncated at this point and formerly continued further south, or the water was carried on launder across the valley to the eastern workings.  The mapping for this monument has been estimated using aerial photographs taken in 1946-8 and 2013. This requires confirmation. [2-4]
- <1> SMO7329 Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 20 April 1993.
- <2> SEM6707 Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
- <3> SEM8039 Aerial photograph: Getmapping. 2013. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park.
- <4> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Catherine Dove, 5 September 2017.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7366 3297 (270m by 284m) (Aerial survey)|
|Civil Parish||NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
Related Monuments/Buildings (3)
Related Events/Activities (1)
External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=917662 (Pastscape entry: 917662)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SW26
- National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 917662
Record last edited
Apr 8 2019 4:52PM
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