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HER Number:MDV132158
Name:Tail Race from Four Mills, Crediton


The tail race is depicted on the 19th century redrawing of Norden's map of 1598. The 1880s-1890s Ordnance Survey map shows that it was joined by another leat taken off a Bullmarsh Weir and that a branch was taken off it to serve Fordton Mills.


Grid Reference:SX 840 993
Map Sheet:SX89NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TAIL RACE (Constructed, XV to XVI - 1401 AD (Between) to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

Norden, J., 1598, Crediton (Cartographic). SDV364660.

Four Mills together with its leat and tail race is depicted on the 19th century redrawing of Norden's map.

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

Marked as a Mill Leat. Another Mill Leat from Bullmarsh Weir joins it at Fordton and the map depicts the leat dividing above Fordton Mills with one branch continuing south to Fordton Mills, the other (the surviving section) turning east to run back into the river.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Tail race depicted as a live stream.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #134693 ]
SDV364660Cartographic: Norden, J.. 1598. Crediton. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV18868Related to: Four Mills, Crediton (Monument)
MDV132157Related to: Leat to Beare Mill and Four Mills, Crediton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 9 2021 1:02PM