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HER Number:MDV44405
Name:Leat from North-west of Exeleigh House to Head Weir


Leat running northwards from the north side of the River Exe to the north-west of Exeleigh House, and crossing the river via an aqueduct to Head Weir. Possibly late 19th century.


Grid Reference:SS 949 134
Map Sheet:SS91SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/324

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Unknown date)

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Leat not shown.

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

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

Leat runs north, roughly following the course of the river, first on the east side, then crosses via an aqueduct to the west side and continues round to Head Weir.

Ordnance Survey, 1953 - 1969, Ordnance Survey Six Inch Map (Cartographic). SDV340358.

'Drain' shown.

Horner, W., 1992, Aqueduct, Leat and Earthworks (Worksheet). SDV349456.

Early 20th century Ordnance Survey map shows what appears to be a leat, which runs from Head Weir southwards, crossing the river on an aqueduct and continuing south before petering out. Earthworks reported in a field between the river and the marked mill leat. Area known as 'Salmon's Leap'. North Devon Link Road now runs across the north end of this field. Do not appear to be drainage or old river courses. Suggested that they may be industrial workings or a settlement site, however seems too close to river.

Higbee, L. + Collings, A. G., 2000, Archaeological Recording at Tiverton High School and East Devon College Campuses, Tiverton, 5; figures 2-3 (Report - Assessment). SDV323421.

Archaeological recording identified a wide shallow depression running north to south across the field known as 'Middle Ham'. The removal some years ago of the structural elements of the leat channel and sluices, and subsequent ploughing, have left only slight surface depressions to indicate the existence of former features.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV323421Report - Assessment: Higbee, L. + Collings, A. G.. 2000. Archaeological Recording at Tiverton High School and East Devon College Campuses, Tiverton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 00.57. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5; figures 2-3.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV340358Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953 - 1969. Ordnance Survey Six Inch Map. National Grid A edition imperial. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV349456Worksheet: Horner, W.. 1992. Aqueduct, Leat and Earthworks. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV58386Part of: Water Meadow East of River Exe (Monument)
MDV44376Related to: Former Aqueduct Over River Exe (Monument)
MDV73418Related to: Sluicegates at Head Weir (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 25 2012 10:17AM