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HER Number:MDV27708
Name:Gidleigh Mill Leat

Summary

Leat dates to at least the mid-late 17th century and pre-dates the Bradford Pool Leat. Also taken off the Walla Brook north of Watern Tor, it follows the contours around Kennon Hill before feeding the Forder Brook. Leat extends across peat cutting areas at Gartaven Ford.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 650 883
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NW/97

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Constructed, XVI to XVII - 1600 AD? to 1699 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV249894.

Aph=raf cpe/uk 2082/4380-1(19/5/1947).


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

Possible leat extending across peat cutting areas. It possibly ends at streamworking area sx68nw/79, but it is not clear from the 1947 raf ap.


Brewer, D., 1992, The Gidleigh Mill and Bradford Tinworks Leats Part One, 8-9 (Article in Serial). SDV361925.

Author recounts details of the 17th century dispute over water rights here, culminating in a court case in 1699 between the Lord of the Manor of Gidleigh and the tinners of Bradford Pool. Discussion over the course of the leats including Gidleigh Mill Leat (MDV27708) and proposed sketch map of routes over the moor included.


Brewer, D., 1992, The Gidleigh Mill and Bradford Tinworks Leats Part Two, 24-25 (Article in Serial). SDV361926.

Further discussion of the route of the leats and historical disputes.


Moss, M. W., 2015, The Bradford Tinwork Leat and Its Route: Through Enclosed Ground, 160- (Article in Serial). SDV361921.

The Gidleigh Mill Leat pre-dates the Bradford Pool Tinwork Leat influenced its course. Also taken off the Walla Brook, north of Watern Tor, it contours around Heddon Hill, mingles briefly with the Gallaven Brook at Gallaven Ford, before contouring around Kennon Hill, then feeds into Forder Brook. The route is described in historical documents from the late 17th century. (See article for further detail).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249894Aerial Photograph:
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.
SDV361921Article in Serial: Moss, M. W.. 2015. The Bradford Tinwork Leat and Its Route: Through Enclosed Ground. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 147. Paperback Volume. 160-.
SDV361925Article in Serial: Brewer, D.. 1992. The Gidleigh Mill and Bradford Tinworks Leats Part One. Dartmoor Magazine. 27. Magazine. 8-9.
SDV361926Article in Serial: Brewer, D.. 1992. The Gidleigh Mill and Bradford Tinworks Leats Part Two. Dartmoor Magazine. 28. Magazine. 24-25.

Associated Monuments

MDV33307Related to: Farmhouse at Gidleigh Mill (Building)
MDV4386Related to: Gartaven Ford, boundary of Gidleigh and Throwleigh (Monument)
MDV107207Related to: Gidleigh Mill farm, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV27718Related to: Streamworks west of Rippator along Gallaven Brook (Monument)
MDV27493Related to: The Bradford Pool Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 3 2018 11:28AM