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Photographer: © Pat Trout (Gallery)(6th February 2014)


Taken a few years ago Dartmoor The Devonport Leat was a leat constructed in the 1790s to carry fresh drinking water from the high ground of Dartmoor to the expanding dockyards at Devonport, Devon, England. It is fed by three Dartmoor rivers: the West Dart, the Cowsic and the Blackabrook. It was originally designed to carry water all the way to Devonport Dockyard, but has since been shortened and the operational part of the leat now stops near the Burrator dam. The water goes via underground pipes to the water treatment works at Dousland with the excess going into the Burrator Reservoir which provides most of the water supply of Plymouth. For part of the route to Dousland the pipes utilise the route of the old Plymouth Leat and the route of the disused Yelverton to Princetown Railway. Prior to the installation of the piped supply to Dousland the water was used for a hydro electric turbine located near Yelverton Reservoir and fed by a 12-inch-diameter (300 mm) pipe.

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Camera Make: Panasonic Model: DMC-FZ20
Exposure Program: Landscape, Focal length: 6 mm, ISO: 80, Exposure time: 1/320 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: June 12, 2007, 1:50 pm

ImageID:1187791, Image size: 800 x 600 pixels

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Comment by Dave John(6th February 2014)

Like the different lines all culminating in the same vanishing point. Excellent bit of reading to Pat

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Comment by Steve HensonPremier Member! Click for more info..(7th February 2014)

I like the way the path lines on the bottom right lead you through the shop

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