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] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SMO7329 Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. 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> SEM8630 Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 5 September 2017.
- <5> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 917662, Extant 1 December 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7366 3297 (270m by 284m) Aerial survey|
|Civil Parish||NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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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
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 917662
Record last edited
Dec 1 2021 1:54PM
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