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HER Number:MDV30548
Name:Luton Mill Leat


Leat running southwest from a stream to a mill pond & on to 'Luton Mill'


Grid Reference:SX 903 772
Map Sheet:SX97NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBishopsteignton
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOPSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX97NW/85

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey, OS 25" (Cartographic). SDV848.

The mill leat is shown on OS 25" (1880s) map running southwest from a 'Weir' at SX90487731 to the mill pond, 66m long X up to 11m wide, at SX90157702.

Ordnance Survey, 1963, Ordnance Survey 6 inch map, OS 6" (Cartographic). SDV166087.

Shown on OS 6" 1963 map.

Dudley, E. R., 1984, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV289402.

Leat to Luton Grist Mill pond. It runs from SX90557744 to SX90187706. Now extant. Launder and wheel demolished.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 285 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

A pipe from the mill pond fed a turbine installed at the beginning of 20C. The mill pond was dry in 2003.

Watts, M., 2004, Luton Mill, Bishopsteignton, Devon, 1 (Report - non-specific). SDV319945.

'Luton Mill' was fed by a 300m leat running southwest from a stream past Higher & Lower Rixdale & Sharracombe to a long narrow mill pond cut into the hillside. The pond is retained by a massive stone rubble wall immediately above the mill.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166087Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper). OS 6".
SDV289402Worksheet: Dudley, E. R.. 1984. Worksheet.
SDV319945Report - non-specific: Watts, M.. 2004. Luton Mill, Bishopsteignton, Devon. Martin Watts. 142/2004. 1.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 285.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25". OS 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV19677Related to: Luton Mill (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 25 2022 1:56PM