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HER Number:MDV48289
Name:Old Mill Leat, Buckfastleigh

Summary

One of several leats surviving from a complex system of urban water supply at Buckfastleigh to serve the various mills in the town. The leat is maintained in an operational condition and is in a good state of preservation.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 734 662
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/199/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XIX to XXI - 1840 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

1840, Tithe Map (Cartographic). SDV339770.

Leat depicted on the Tithe Map of Buckfastleigh running across 'Sherwells Meadow', but leat is not named.


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

'Mill Leat' marked on the First Edition (1880s) Ordnance Survey map.


Exeter Archaeology, 2005, An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report, No. 3 (Report - Survey). SDV356906.

The leat has a bank of local soil and leat-bed derived gravels with some repairs of stone and concrete block, the latter particuarly near the sluice. The sluice is metal and of recent origin. The leat is maintained in an operational condition and is in a good state of preservation.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Old Mill Leat from the River Mardle running approximately eastwards into Buckfastleigh to Sherwell Woollen Mill.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339770Cartographic: 1840. Tithe Map. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93158 ]
SDV356906Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. Digital. No. 3.

Associated Monuments

MDV43541Related to: Sherwell Wollen Mill, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV43534Related to: Site of Town Corn Mill, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV102833Related to: Weir on River Mardle at Buckfastleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6538 - Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment

Date Last Edited:Feb 4 2015 9:55AM