Devonport Leat Aqueduct, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Devonport Leat Aqueduct, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

In his book 'Walking the Dartmoor Waterways', Eric Hemery writes:

'This well-known beauty spot is scarcely enhanced by the iron pipe delivering the waters of Hartor Brook into the leat, but compensation exists in the sparkling cascade on the west slope of Raddick Hill ... the water crossing the aqueduct and a stepped bed into the continuing channel; the aqueduct, 'Iron Bridge', is supported still by the original granite piers of the 1792 timber aqueduct. Cross it along the north side and ascend the steep, rocky path to the high plain of Raddick Hill. The old transverse channel on the hillside is that of the Keaglesborough leat which, as Keaglesborough Mine was working when the Devonport was cut, had to be aqueducted across it.'