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HER Number:MDV102779
Name:Bridfordmills Weir

Summary

Weir at head of leat to Bridford Mills. The weir, which is recorded on late 19th and 20th century mapping, is described by Swete in the late 18th century as appearing as 'a long ledge of huge rounded stones, piled irregularly on one another'.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 832 872
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBridford
Civil ParishDunsford
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88NW/72

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WEIR (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD? to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

"Bridfordmills Weir" is depicted on the late 19th century historic map.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Weir is depicted on the early 20th century map.


Swete, J. (ed. Gray T. + Rowe, M.), 2000, Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Swete. Vol. 4, 28-29 (Monograph). SDV339713.

Swete, having crossed over the mill leat after Bridford Bridge states that he 'had a fine view of the Wear which diverted this Water stream from the Rivers bed'. He describes the weir, seen at a time of low water levels, as 'a long ledge of huge rounded Stones, piled irregularly on one another'.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339713Monograph: Swete, J. (ed. Gray T. + Rowe, M.). 2000. Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Swete. Vol. 4. Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Sw. 4. Hardback Volume. 28-29.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #62275 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13803Related to: Bridford Mill (Building)
MDV39731Related to: Bridford Mill Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2016 11:31AM