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HER Number:MDV36431
Name:Leat to Lew Corn Mill, Northlew

Summary

Leat running from a stream to the south-west to a mill pond just above the mill. The tailrace runs north from the mill to join the River Lew just below the bridge. The leat forms the edge of a late medieval field system suggesting it was already in existence when the fields were established.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 510 005
Map Sheet:SS50SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNorthlew
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTHLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of leat to Lew Corn Mill

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS50SW/86/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Constructed, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Mill Leat to Lew Corn Mill marked, running from a stream to the south to a millpond above the mill. The tail race flows north to join the River Lew. A spillway is also shown.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Mill Leat marked.

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 64NW (Cartographic). SDV335854.

Ordnance Survey, 2009, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV341569.

Watts, M., 2012, Lew Mill, Northlew, Devon: Archaeological Appraisal and Historic Building Recording (Report - Survey). SDV363476.

The leat was taken off a stream running from the south through Northlew village to a mill pond just to the south and above the mill complex. The tailrace ran north to join the River Lew just below the bridge. According to the listing description for the mill, the leat forms the edge of a late medieval field system. This suggests that it was already in existence when the fields were established.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV335854Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 64NW. 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).
SDV341569Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2009. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital.
SDV363476Report - Survey: Watts, M.. 2012. Lew Mill, Northlew, Devon: Archaeological Appraisal and Historic Building Recording. Martin Watts. 179/2009. A4 Stapled + Digital.
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Associated Monuments

MDV36432Related to: Lew Corn Mill, Northlew (Building)
MDV72212Related to: SLUICE GATE in the Parish of Northlew (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 17 2020 10:54AM