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HER Number:MDV50305
Name:Painsford Mill Leat, Harberton


Leat to Painsford Cornmill from the Harbourne River. The leat is marked on the late 19th century Ordnance Survey map.


Grid Reference:SX 800 566
Map Sheet:SX85NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAshprington
Civil ParishHarberton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishASHPRINGTON
Ecclesiastical ParishHARBERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75NE/96

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XX - 1800 AD to 1906 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Mill Leat marked, running from a weir on the River Harbourne to Painsford Corn Mill. Map object based on this source.

Exeter Archaeology, 2005, An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report, Appendix 1: Ex. Arch. No. 13 (Report - Survey). SDV356906.

Ex. Arch. No. 13. Watercourse: Harbourne River.
The first cartographic source for the leat is the Harberton Tithe map of 1844.
The leat is a broad channel, narrowing to the east and cut into bedrock. The position of the sluice is marked by two drystone piers of local stone, with the northern pier containing a possible socket. The piers are capped by a single large local stone slab forming a bridge. A second slab has been removed and is lying on the ground to the south of the piers. The surviving in situ slab is topped by a modern bridge consisting of railway sleepers carrying a footpath over the leat.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV356906Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. Digital. Appendix 1: Ex. Arch. No. 13.

Associated Monuments

MDV71507Related to: Beenleigh Manor Weir, Harberton (Monument)
MDV15487Related to: Painsford Mill, Ashprington (Monument)
MDV71508Related to: Sluice at head of Leat to Painsford Mill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:May 29 2019 12:01PM