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HER Number:MDV120935
Name:Mill Leat to the north of Belford Mill, Ashburton


'Mill Leat' shown on 19th century maps to the north of 'Belford Woollen Mill (disused)'. The leat appears to carry on to 'Lurgecombe Corn Mill'.


Grid Reference:SX 753 717
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/178

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

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

'Mill Leat' shown on 19th century map running south from a weir on the 'River Yeo' to the 'Belford Woollen Mill (disused)'. The leat appears to extend south to 'Lurgecombe Corn Mill'.

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

'Mill Leat' shown on early 20th century map.

Newman, P., 2002, Boro Wood, Ashburton, Devon, 5-6, Figure 7 (Report - Survey). SDV351138.

A linear trench running approximately north to south on the contour is all that remains of the Belford Mill leat which provided water for the large waterwheel at the mill.

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

Not shown on modern mapping. The 'River Yeo' shown on historic maps is shown as the 'River Ashburn' on 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).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV351138Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Boro Wood, Ashburton, Devon. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. AI/7/2002. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 5-6, Figure 7.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV107692Related to: Belford Farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV8171Related to: Belford Mill, Ashburton (Building)
MDV8203Related to: Lurg Mills, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV8206Related to: Water mill, Lurgecombe Farm (Monument)
MDV51841Related to: Weir at Waterleat Bridge, Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 28 2022 10:19AM