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HER Number:MDV36585
Name:Leat to Columbjohn Mill


Leat to Columbjohn Mill shown on historic mapping.


Grid Reference:SS 963 003
Map Sheet:SS90SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
Civil ParishSilverton
DistrictEast Devon
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBROADCLYST

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS90SE/77

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILL RACE (Unknown date)

Full description

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

'Mill Leat' marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map, running from 'Weir' on 'River Culm' to 'Columbjohn Mill'. Tailrace re-enters river at SX95989999. Also shown on 1906 6 inch map. Shown in part but not marked on 1972 map.

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 68NE (Cartographic). SDV335882.

Ordnance Survey, 1972, SS90SE (Cartographic). SDV338064.

National Trust, 2000, Killerton Estate Archaeological Survey. Part 4. The Farms: Ashclyst - Elbury, 408/9 (Report - Survey). SDV337022.

Leat cut along the bottom of the hillside from SS96320032 with a bank to the north. The 1756 Killerton Estate Map and the 1462 Tithe Map show part of the River Culm flowing across the field to the west of Cubbyclose Cottage and the leat taken off as it comes against the hill. The leat used to continue to Columbjohn Mill but is now dry and infilled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV335882Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 68NE. 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).
SDV337022Report - Survey: National Trust. 2000. Killerton Estate Archaeological Survey. Part 4. The Farms: Ashclyst - Elbury. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 408/9.
SDV338064Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1972. SS90SE. Ordnance Survey 1:10000 map. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments

MDV65166Related to: Columbjohn Mill, Broadclyst (Monument)
MDV65165Related to: PLATFORM in the Parish of Broad Clyst (Monument)
MDV74004Related to: Weir on River Culm, Columbjohn (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 3 2021 7:59AM