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HER Number:MDV25912
Name:Mill leat from River Walkham to Phoenix Mill, Horrabridge


Leat running approxiamtely 2.5 kilometres from a weir on the River Walkham north of Knowle Down to the Phoenix Corn Mill in Horrabridge. Likely to date to the later 18th century, when the mill was constructed.


Grid Reference:SX 520 698
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SW/83

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XIX - 1793 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Leat depicted on the Tithe Map, supplying Phoenix Mill at the south-western end.

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

'Mill Leat' depicted on the late 19th century historic map. Map object based on this source.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Visible on aerial photographs.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Mill leat flowing north-east south-west across farmland to the north-east of Knowle Down. From SX52737024 to SX52547000.

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

Sections of the leat are still visible on the modern mapping. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV102861Related to: Pair of weirs south-west of Huckworthy Bridge (Monument)
MDV4734Related to: Phoenix Mill, Horrabridge (Monument)
MDV2343Related to: Walkhampton Consols Mine, also known as Wheal Rose (Monument)
MDV102859Related to: Weir north-west of Knowle Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 17 2015 10:11AM