MMO514 - 19th Century leat to Lyshwell Farm (Monument)

Summary

A well preserved leat or carriage gutter of probable 19th century date is visible as an earthwork, carrying water from Molland Common to Lyshwell Farm, and may feed a water meadow to the south of the Farm.

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A well preserved leat is visible as an earthwork, carrying water from Molland Common to Lyshwell Farm. It survives as a ditch 1.8 metres wide and 0.5 metres deep, supported by a bank on its lower side. [1] Centred on circa SS 8327 3047, in total the leat is over 1200 metres long, although it is clearly visible on aerial photographs only for the western 800 metres; however the full length of the leat is marked on the Ordnance Survey maps of this area from the 1st Edition onwards. The leat may in fact be a carriage gutter of probable 19th Century date, feeding a water meadow to the south of Lyshwell Farm. [2-5] The current course of the leat as shown on the 2018 MasterMap data continues east from the southern side of Lyshwell Farm, before turning southwards at SS 8380 3055 (south of the sheep dip) and then rejoining the stream to the south at SS 8382 3048. [6] Leat associated with modern sheep dip. Leat grass sided and with water present. Emanates from Soakey Moor. [7]

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 14 April 1995.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 540/860 (F20) 4121-2 (2 September 1952).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1420 (F20) 3289-90 (15 April 1946).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:2500, 1890.
  • <5>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SW. MD002197. [Mapped feature: #32696 ]
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <7> Report: Bannister, N.R. and Bannister, D.E.. 1992. Historic landscape survey of the Molland Estate, Nr South Molton, Devon. A1, 29 May 1992.
  • <8> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1420/3290 (15 April 1946).
  • <9> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1906, 16SW.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8324 3058 (1161m by 222m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish MOLLAND, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 54025
  • Devon SMR: SS83SW/29
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE13238
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21560
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SW44
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1052135

Record last edited

Mar 23 2021 4:17PM

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