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HER Number:MDV44808
Name:Ford Mill Leat, Blackawton

Summary

Mill Leat shown on historic maps running from a weir above Bow Bridge on the River Gara to a mill pond behind Ford Corn Mill. Note that the 1886 OS map mistakenly indicates the river as the leat.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 808 491
Map Sheet:SX84NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBlackawton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBLACKAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX84NW/9/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Constructed, Unknown date)

Full description

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

Mill Leat marked. Note that the river has been mistakenly marked as the leat and vice versa.


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

Mill Leat marked, running from a weir on the Gara above Bow Bridge to Ford Corn Mill.


Ordnance Survey, 1963, SX84NW (Cartographic). SDV342256.

Mill leat not shown.


Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 160 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Ford Mill was served by a long leat which began above Bow Bridge. The 1886 OS map may mislead here and indicates the river as the leat. The latter kept higher up, running alongside the lane.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 160.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #92285 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342256Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. SX84NW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments

MDV21154Related to: Ford Mill, Blackawton (Building)
MDV72320Related to: Mill Pond at Ford Mill, Blackawton (Monument)
MDV72321Related to: Weir on River Gara above Bow Bridge, Blackawton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 23 2014 1:47PM