MSO12501 - Post-medieval leat at Wheal Eliza (Monument)


The upper leat at Wheal Eliza Mine (MSO6802) which supplied the waterwheel (MSO12500).

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Full Description

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]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unassigned: Burrow. 19.7.1979. site visit records.
  • <2> Article in serial: Burrow, I., Minnitt, S. + Murless, B.. 1980. Somerset Archaeology 1979. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 124. 136 (Measured Plan).
  • <3> Survey: SCC HBC 3.14.2.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35703



Grid reference Centred SS 784 380 (109m by 34m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Record last edited

Mar 17 2021 2:37PM


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