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HER Number:MDV13792
Name:Bellamarsh Mill Leat

Summary

Bellamarsh Mill Leat running south for 2 kilometers from a weir on the River Teign via the mill to rejoin the river to the southwest

Location

Grid Reference:SX 852 770
Map Sheet:SX87NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsteignton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NE/47

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILL RACE (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, 1840, Kingsteignton (Cartographic). SDV339592.

Shown on 19th century Kingsteignton Tithe Map as Plot No 11.

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

Site of 'Mill Leat' shown on 19th century map running southwest from a 'Weir' on the River Teign at SX85647790 via a 'Sluice' to 'Bellamarsh Mills' at SX85257724 and into a 'Mill Pond' to the south. The 'Mill Leat' then runs south to 'Rixeypark Corner' where it turns southwest along the north side of Clay Lane and rejoins the River at SX84807625. The leat is circa 2 kilometers long by circa 2 meters wide.

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

Shown as 'Old Mill Leat' on early 20th century map.

Mitchell, M., 1979, Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology: Ball clay survey of South Devon (Worksheet). SDV337798.

Mill leat to Bellamarsh Mill. Runs from SX85227722 to SX85187653. Other details: No 76.

Griffiths, D. M., 1983, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV339596.

Fairly dry and overgrown in 1983, approximately 2 meters wide.

Pye, A., 1992, Environmental statement on the proposed extension of the Heathfield landfill site, Kingsteignton. Appendix 4: archaeological assessment, 14 (Report - Assessment). SDV312426.

Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 1 Overview, 8, 13 (Report - Assessment). SDV336226.

Other details: Figure 3, site 14; figure 5, site 6.

Exeter Archaeology, 2007, Archaeological Assessment of Southacre and John Acres Lane/ Whitepit Operational Areas (Bovey Basin ROMP), 4 & 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV339561.

Mill leat and tail race serving the former Bellamarsh Mill. Other details: Site 21.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV312426Report - Assessment: Pye, A.. 1992. Environmental statement on the proposed extension of the Heathfield landfill site, Kingsteignton. Appendix 4: archaeological assessment. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 92.14. A4 Stapled + Digital. 14.
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).
SDV336226Report - Assessment: Reed, S. J. + Turton, S. D.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site. Part 1 Overview. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.80. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8, 13.
SDV337798Worksheet: Mitchell, M.. 1979. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology: Ball clay survey of South Devon. Worksheet.
SDV339561Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2007. Archaeological Assessment of Southacre and John Acres Lane/ Whitepit Operational Areas (Bovey Basin ROMP). Exeter Archaeology Report. 07.37. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4 & 8.
SDV339592Cartographic: Unknown. 1840. Kingsteignton. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV339596Site Visit: Griffiths, D. M.. 1983.

Associated Monuments

MDV13797Related to: Bellamarsh Mill, Kingsteignton (Monument)
MDV73986Related to: Bluemarsh Clay Mine (Monument)
MDV73983Related to: Clay Lane, Kingsteignton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4322 - Southacre and John Acres Lane/Whitepit
  • EDV4912 - Archaeological Assessment of Bovey Basin Mineral Site

Date Last Edited:Jun 16 2020 1:41PM