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HER Number:MDV49958
Name:Oakfordbridge Weir, Oakford


Weir at the head of the leat to Oakford Mill. The Mill is suggested to be on the site of a medieval mill and it is possible, therefore, that the leat and weir also have their origins in the medieval period.


Grid Reference:SS 918 220
Map Sheet:SS92SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBampton
Civil ParishOakford
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS92SW/13/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WEIR (VIII to Modern - 701 AD to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

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

No weir is shown. However, as the leat is depicted there would probably have been a weir across the river at this point.

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

Weir marked. Depicted as a stone-built structure.

Keene, B., 1993, Hamlet - Oakford Bridge (Worksheet). SDV358699.

The weir - long concrete steps curving across River Exe ponds water to leat parallel on west. Leat flows south-east, controlled by sluices, to mill.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Weir marked.

Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England, 1169799 (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

The listing description for Oakford Mill records that the present mill and adjoining house are probably early 19th century in date, but that they are likely to be on the site of a Domesday mill.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV358699Worksheet: Keene, B.. 1993. Hamlet - Oakford Bridge. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1169799.

Associated Monuments

MDV49957Related to: Leat at Oakford Mill, Oakford (Monument)
MDV19752Related to: Oakford Mill (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 15 2019 2:05PM