MSO12501 - Post-medieval leat at Wheal Eliza (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
The upper leat supplying the waterwheel (MSO12500) at Wheel Eliza mine (MSO6802). The leat runs for approx 1 kilometre along the river, crossing several side streams. It consists of a rubble wall about 1.2 metres wide on the down hill side of a flat bottomed channel approximately 50 centimetres deep and 1 metre wide. It is well preserved for about 600 metres and then less definate although still discernable. It ends abruptly at the west end against a rock outcrop beside the river, turning slightly away from the river at this point. This was possibly never finished. The means of crossing the tributary streams is unclear. [1-3]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 784 380 (109m by 34m)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Somerset SMR PRN: 35703
Record last edited
Oct 23 2013 4:22PM
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