MDE11503 - 18th or 19th Century leat through Mines Wood (Monument)


A leat, formerly supplying the 18th and/or 19th Century Bampfylde Copper Mine complex, runs along the western side of the Mole valley.

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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. [1] The mapping for this monument has been estimated using aerial photographs taken in 1946-8 and 2013. This requires confirmation. [2-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 20 April 1993.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Getmapping. 2013. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park.
  • <4> 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)
Map sheet SS73SW

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Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • 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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