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HER Number:MDV128614
Name:Leat to Union Corn Mills, Ivybridge


Line of a leat that formerly supplied water to Union Corn Mills. The take-off point from the weir and an outfall adjacent to the Fore Street are still visible.


Grid Reference:SX 635 561
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIvybridge
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishERMINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Constructed, XIX - 1801 AD (Between) to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Leat depicted, running south from a weir on the River Avon to a flour mill (plot 239). It appears to be part conduited underground.

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

Weir and leat shown.

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

Leat depicted. Two sluice gates are marked, one by the weir, the other where the leat re-emerges just above the mill.

Child, P., 1999, Leat in Fore Street, Ivybridge (Correspondence). SDV352015.

The remains of the leat in Fore Street is an interesting relic of Ivybridge's history and one that is well worth conserving. The outfall point occupies a prominent position within Fore Street and there would be an additional benefit in its restoration in that this would provide an attractive focal point in a central position within the town.
The take-off point from the river is controlled by two wooden sluice gates, which are in poor condition and the leat is currently blocked by a modern concrete slab. To restore the water supply presents some practical problems but even if this were not possible, the outfall could still be restored as a historic feature in its own right.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #126300 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352015Correspondence: Child, P.. 1999. Leat in Fore Street, Ivybridge. Letter to Town Clerk, Ivybridge Town Council. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV21134Related to: Union Mill, Ivybridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2023 9:33AM