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HER Number:MDV32328
Name:Harding's Mill Leat


Leat from Knowle Water to Harding's Mill, described on late 19th/early 20th century maps as 'Old Mill Leat'.


Grid Reference:SS 512 360
Map Sheet:SS53NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHeanton Punchardon
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHEANTON PUNCHARDON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and buried remains of Hardings Mill and leat

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53NW/44/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Unknown date)

Full description

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

'Old Mill Leat' shown.

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 9SW (Cartographic). SDV335633.

'Old Mill Leat' shown.

Ordnance Survey, 1964, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV339898.

Mill leat not shown.

Vanstone, A. C., 1988, Mill Leat (Personal Comment). SDV342200.

The mill leat was originally situated on marshy land. From the present map not only has the course of the leat disappeared but the area is now composed of rough pasture land and deciduous trees.

North Devon Archaeological Society, 1989, North Devon Watermills, 41 (Monograph). SDV337776.

The leat, which has been filled in, once took its water from the Knowle Water.

Wessex Archaeology, 2007, RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment, 9-10 (Report - Assessment). SDV342125.

Other details: WA 116.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV335633Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 9SW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337776Monograph: North Devon Archaeological Society. 1989. North Devon Watermills. North Devon Watermills. A5 Paperback. 41.
SDV339898Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1964. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV342125Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 67300.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 9-10.
SDV342200Personal Comment: Vanstone, A. C.. 1988. Mill Leat.

Associated Monuments

MDV31724Related to: Hardings Mill, Heanton Punchardon (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4409 - Archaeological Assessment and Evaluation of Land at Parliament Street, Crediton

Date Last Edited:Aug 25 2017 8:49AM