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HER Number:MDV102899
Name:Weir at Blachford, east of Cornwood


Weir on River Yealm, east of Cornwood, associated with Blachford fish pond created around 1830. Weir is a substantial structure depicted on the early 20th century historic maps.


Grid Reference:SX 610 597
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WEIR (XIX to Edwardian - 1889 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

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

"Weir" is depicted on early 20th century historic map. It is not shown on the late 19th century historic map although the fishpond was laid out in the early-mid 19th century. The structure as shown on the early 20th century historic map appears to be a substantial one, measuring 40 metres in length.

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

Weir is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #62403 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV49665Related to: Fishpond at Blachford, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV127065Related to: Footbridge south-west of Blachford Manor (Monument)
MDV108245Related to: Original course of the River Yealm at Blachford (Monument)
MDV102900Related to: Weir north of Blachford fish pond, Cornwood (Monument)
MDV102898Related to: Weir south of Blachford, Cornwood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 9 2019 1:17PM