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HER Number:MDV108047
Name:Shinner's Bridge Mill Leat, Dartington


Short stretch of leat or mill race from a weir on the Bidwell Brook below Shinner's Bridge to the former Dartington textile mill. The water from the leat still powers a waterwheel which now turns for visual purposes only.


Grid Reference:SX 789 620
Map Sheet:SX76SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartington
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDARTINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILL RACE (Built, XX - 1904 AD to 1930 AD (Between))

Full description

Exeter Archaeology, 2005, An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report, Appendix 1: Ex. Arch. No. 23 (Report - Survey). SDV356906.

Ex. Arch. No. 23. Watercourse: River Dart.
The leat is still functional and powers the waterwheel on the textile mill, which is turned for visual purposes only.

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

Leat marked as 'Mill Race'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #67439 ]
SDV356906Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. Digital. Appendix 1: Ex. Arch. No. 23.

Associated Monuments

MDV13713Related to: Shinner's Bridge Mill, Dartington (Building)
MDV108046Related to: Weir at Shinners Bridge, Dartington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2014 10:39AM