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HER Number:MDV107686
Name:Bramble Torre Weir, Dittisham


Weir at head of leat to Dittisham Mill.


Grid Reference:SX 850 550
Map Sheet:SX85NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCornworthy
Civil ParishDittisham
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWORTHY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WEIR (Unknown date)

Full description

Passmore, A., 05/10/2004, Brambletorre Mill Weir (Plan - sketch). SDV357099.

Sketch plan of weir.

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

'Weir' and 'Sluice' marked at the head of the 'Mill Leat' to 'Dittisham Corn Mill'.

Passmore, A., 2004, Bramble Torre Weir, 5005_15-16 (Ground Photograph). SDV357278.

Slides showing view across weir from left bank and sluice.

Exeter Archaeology, 2005, An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report, 6, Appendix 1: Ex. Arch. No. 11 (Report - Survey). SDV356906.

Bramble Torre Weir. Ex. Arch. No. 11. Watercourse: Un-named stream. Served Dittisham Corn Mill.
A weir at an angle to the river with the leat on the right bank. The weir is in two parts with a shallower upper section and a steeper lower part. The total drop was circa 3 metres. The lower section is constructed of stone and was fully underwater during the survey. The top end of the upper section has been rebuilt in roughly-laid stone set in concrete. The weir forms a pond labelled as ‘mill pond’ on some maps, and the leat is taken off the stream, c. 10m upstream of the weir. The sluice is located 2 metres from the head of the leat and is constructed of wooden boards. What appears to be an earlier metal sluice lies on the ground adjacent to the head of the leat. Below the sluice the leat is cut into bedrock. The right bank of the river is formed by a stone wall with (what appears to be modern) cement bonding. A ceramic pipe passes through this wall and into a channel that returns into the stream after circa 30 metres. This appears to be a 20th century diversion/overflow channel.
Both the weir and leat are in good condition.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Weir marked.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #67108 ]
SDV356906Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. Digital. 6, Appendix 1: Ex. Arch. No. 11.
SDV357099Plan - sketch: Passmore, A.. 05/10/2004. Brambletorre Mill Weir. Exeter Archaeology River Dart Catchment Weirs Survey. Digital.
SDV357278Ground Photograph: Passmore, A.. 2004. Bramble Torre Weir. Exeter Archaeology River Dart Catchment Weirs Survey. Slide + Digital. 5005_15-16.

Associated Monuments

MDV107688Related to: Dittisham Mill Leat (Monument)
MDV34032Related to: Dittisham or Bramble Torre Mill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:May 13 2020 3:49PM