MDE21563 - Possible leat south of Moorhouse Ridge (Monument)


A possible leat was recorded leading from Soakey Moor to Lyshwell during a field visit in 1992. This has otherwise been recorded by individual aerial transcription projects as a field boundary, part of MDE8252.

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Full Description

A leat, now dry, from Soakey Moor to Lyshwell. No trace now in fields. A number of banks - one stone retained below leat - at Soakey. [1] This feature has been transcribed as a field boundary in two aerial photograph transcription exercises undertaken in 1980s and 2007-9 (see MDE8252). This feature therefore requires further investigation. It is, however, noticeable that it follows the contour fairly closely. [3-6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Report: Bannister, N.R. and Bannister, D.E.. 1992. Historic landscape survey of the Molland Estate, Nr South Molton, Devon. A14, 2 June 1992.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1420 3288 (15 April 1946).
  • <3> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS8130 etc.
  • <4> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SW. MD002197.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:25,000/2018.
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 18 February 2019.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 54031
  • Devon SMR: SS83SW/35
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 8276 3080 (1226m by 438m)
Map sheet SS83SW

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Record last edited

Mar 23 2021 4:17PM


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