Sluice Gate, Devonport Leat, South Dartmoor, Devon UK
N 50° 31.148 W 004° 00.108
30U E 428980 N 5596832
Quick Description: A sluice gate on Southern Dartmoor.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/31/2011 1:23:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMBKZA
This sluice gate can be located on the Devonport Leat and is one of several along this stretch.
Devonport Leat is a considerable engineering achievement. It was built in the 1790's to take fresh water to the ever growing docks of Devonport in Plymouth, but now it terminates at Burrator reservoir. The water is taken from the West Dart River and the Cowsic, north of Two Bridges. Only the Dartmoor section of the leat survives due to building and modernization within the city of Plymouth.
Name of Waterway.: Devonport Leat.
Roughly when was the Waterway created?: 1790
Is this waterway working?: Working
What is the condition of the sluice gate?: Excellent working order
What is/was the water used for?: Drinking Water
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