MEM24816 - Post-medieval leat south of Puzzlecombe Weir (Monument)

Summary

A leat leads from the weir, directed by a sluice, to Perry Cottages and beyond. N.B. This leat continues to the south of the National Park boundary.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A leat is shown on the Tithe Map for Dulverton. It begins at Puzzlecombe Weir (MEM23676, SS 9345 2636), where it is directed southwards to the west of the River Exe, to a building at SS 9342 2598 (MEM24817). At this point, the leat passes outside the National Park boundary and leads southwards, until it feeds into the River Barle at SS 9323 2534. [1] The leat is shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. This map labels a sluice at the weir, to control water flow into the leat, and also depicts another sluice feeding an overflow leat from the main leat back into the Exe, from SS 9344 2600 to SS 9347 2599. [2] The 25 inch 2nd Edition map shows a similar layout to the 1st Edition map. [3] The 2018 MasterMap data suggests that much of the route of the leat no longer appears to be extant within the National Park boundary, although it may simply have been omitted from the data. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: 1838. Dulverton Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9344 2617 (66m by 402m)
Map sheet SS92NW
HER Area EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
HER Area SOMERSET COUNTY COUNCIL

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • None recorded

Record last edited

Dec 3 2019 11:21AM

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