MMO3265 - Post-medieval leats west of Lyddicombe Bottom (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
Several post-medieval leats, one of which is marked on the Ordnance Survey map, are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks west of Lyddicombe Bottom, North Molton. Centred at approximately SS 7337 3479, three leats are visible, all following a similar, north to south course. The easternmost two are poorly preserved and heavily fragmented, while the westernmost leat is well preserved and apparently still in use. It runs from approximately SS 7351 3495, apparently drawing water from Lyddicombe Bottom, as far as SS 7321 3408. The smaller, less well preserved leats may be earlier attempts at creating this main leat. Their precise function is uncertain, but they appear to be connected with the water supply at Bentwitchen to the southwest. [1-4]
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/96559 132-33 (7 May 1996).
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890.
- <3> SEM7725 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2004. 1:10000, 2004. 1:10,000.
- <4> SMO7577 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 SW. MD002194.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7336 3451 (325m by 887m) (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=1493570 (Pastscape entry: 1493570)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SW36
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1493570
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