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HER Number:MDV18804
Name:New Town Mills Leat, Great Torrington


Mill leat for Town Mills was widened in 1826.


Grid Reference:SS 498 174
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
Civil ParishSt. Giles in the Wood
Ecclesiastical ParishST.GILES IN THE WOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41NE/72

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILL RACE (Unknown date)

Full description

Hughes, B. D., 1970, Aids to Recording (6). The Rolle Canal, 80 (Article in Serial). SDV19175.

About 1826, the mill leat for Town Mills was widened to allow traffic of tug boats and provision of water for the canal (Monument ID 445) and town mills (Monument ID 14289), and a new weir built across the river. The leat was wide enough to allow boats as far as Headland Docks. Other details: Photocopy in Parish File.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV19175Article in Serial: Hughes, B. D.. 1970. Aids to Recording (6). The Rolle Canal. Industrial Archaeology. 7. Photocopy + Digital. 80.

Associated Monuments

MDV445Related to: Torrington or Rolle Canal (Monument)
MDV73696Related to: Town Mills Millpond (Monument)
MDV14289Related to: Town Mills or Orford Mill, Great Torrington (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2008 11:47AM