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HER Number:MDV102767
Name:Buckfast Weir


Buckfast Weir marked on historic mapping, at head of leat to Lower Buckfast Woollen Mills.


Grid Reference:SX 741 676
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WEIR (XVIII to XIX - 1750 AD? to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Buckfast Weir marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map, on River Dart at head of leat to Buckfast Woollen Mill.

Passmore, A., 2004, Higher Town, Buckfast Weir, 2-3 (Ground Photograph). SDV358404.

Exeter Archaeology, 2005, An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report, Appendix 2: Ex. Arch. No. 25 (Report - Survey). SDV356906.

Buckfast Weir. Environment Agency No. 9. Watercourse: River Dart. Historic function: Served Lower Buckfast Woollen Mill which was built in 1760.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #62262 ]
SDV356906Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. Digital. Appendix 2: Ex. Arch. No. 25.
SDV358404Ground Photograph: Passmore, A.. 2004. Higher Town, Buckfast Weir. Exeter Archaeology River Dart Catchment Weirs Survey. Slide + Digital. 2-3.

Associated Monuments

MDV80420Related to: Buckfast Abbey Lower Mill Leat, Buckfast (Monument)
MDV7783Related to: Lower Buckfast Woollen Mills (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6538 - Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment

Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2016 10:19AM