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HER Number:MDV39714
Name:Wall to the Fairwater Leat in St. Michael's Churchyard, Kingsteignton


The walls to the Fairwater Leat where it runs through the churchyard are probably 19th century although the leat is much earlier in date.


Grid Reference:SX 871 728
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsteignton
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSTEIGNTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/297/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 85379

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WALL (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Allum, C., 2009, Proposed Re-Development of Land at Newton Road, Kingsteignton, Devon, 4 (Report - Evaluation). SDV347972.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Walls to mill leat in the churchyard. Probably 19th century although the leat, known as the Fairwater, is of ancient origin. Local grey limestone rubble. The leat, which runs underground to north and south, is open in the centre and is a picturesque feature of the Churchyard. The origins of the watercourse may be medieval, at one time it powered three mills. In 1879 the ceremony of the Whitsuntide Ram Roast was still being held and was thought to trace back to the annual cleaning of the Fairwater. Date listed: 28th April 1987.

Department of Environment, 28/04/1987, Kingsteignton, 79 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV289967.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV289967List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 28/04/1987. Kingsteignton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Bound. 79.
SDV347972Report - Evaluation: Allum, C.. 2009. Proposed Re-Development of Land at Newton Road, Kingsteignton, Devon. Context One Archaeological Services Report. EVA/08.NKD. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 4.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #90435 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV9249Related to: Fairwater Leat, Kingsteignton (Monument)
MDV39784Related to: Walls to the Fairwater Leat in Crossley Moor Road, Kingsteignton (Building)
MDV39715Related to: Walls to the Fairwater Leat, Berry Lane, Kingsteignton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 10 2014 11:52AM