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HER Number:MDV102781
Name:Possible weir 200 metres north-east of Babeny


Possible site of headweir to the north of Babeny Mill, on the Walla Brook. Weir not depicted on modern or historic maps.


Grid Reference:SX 673 752
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WEIR? (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1880 AD)

Full description

RCHME, 1993, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV248385.

The leat serving Babeny Mill survives as a patchy, narrow terrace of up to 1.5 meters wide which may be traced up to its source on the Walla Brook at SX67347526 where a fall in river bed height marks the probable position of the headweir.

Exeter Archaeology, 2005, An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report, Appendix 2: No. 89 (Report - Survey). SDV356906.

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

Possible location of weir for Babeny Mill. Not depicted on modern or historic mapping but the course of the river at this location could have accommodated a weir in the past.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV248385Site Visit: RCHME. 1993.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV356906Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. Digital. Appendix 2: No. 89.

Associated Monuments

MDV5994Related to: Ruins of Babeny Mill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Feb 1 2022 10:49AM