Drake’s Leat, Plymouth City Airport Link Road, Plymouth

NGR SX 499 604
Results of a targeted archaeological investigation
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Prepared by Paul Jones

On behalf of South West Highways

Document No: ACD375/1/0 Date: October 2011

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Fig 2a

Fig 2b

Area excavated Line of Drake’s Leat

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Plymouth City Airport Link Road
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Scale 1:500 (approx) @ A4

25m

Fig.1: Location of site and observations

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a) Section across Drake’s Leat

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101 102 103 106 104 F104 103 100 107 102

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138.63m

b) Plan of bridge

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140.06m

Truncated area 139.22m

139.49m

139.16m

139.4m

139.47m

139.74m

139.59m 140.04m

Metalled surface Drake’s Leat Red brick arch Primary phase walling Edge of primary bridge Secondary phase walling Line of Drake’s Leat

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Scale 1:100 @ A4

5m

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Plymouth Airport
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Scale 1:50 @ A4

Fig.2: Section across leat and plan of bridge spanning the leat

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Plate 1: Drake's Leat. View from the south. 2x1m scales

Plate 2: North elevation of bridge (secondary phase). View from north. Scale 1m

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Plate 3: South elevation of bridge. View from the south. Scale 1m

Plate 4: Primary metalled surface to left. View from the east. Scale 1m

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Plate 5. General view of bridge. View from the east. Scale 1m

Plate 6. General view of bridge (to left) and leat. View from northeast

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