MDE21390 - Western Leat at Bampfylde Mine (Monument)


Western leat which served a wheelpit at Bampfylde Copper Mine. This record is likely a duplicate of either MDE11497 or MDE11503.

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Type and Period (1)

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Full Description

Bampfylde Mine Western Leat. [1] Leat clearly served a large wheelpit set into the west hill. Dimensions range from 5 feet wide, 1 foot deep to 7 feet wide, 2 feet deep. [2] N.B. This data was imported from Devon HER. It is not clear whether it refers to the leat recorded as MDE11497 or MDE11503, or which wheelpit, as the record for the other leat held by Devon HER appears to refer to both leats in error (MDE21391). [3,4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Report: Dixon, D.. 1978. Report of visit to Bampfylde Copper Mine. Site visit.
  • <2> Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Molland and Twitchen, Devonshire. 233. 236.
  • <3>XY Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. SS73SW/3/3. [Mapped feature: #33761 ]
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 8 April 2019.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 46113
  • Devon SMR: SS73SW/3/3
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference SS 7370 3293 (point)
Map sheet SS73SW

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Record last edited

Apr 17 2019 11:47AM


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