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HER Number:MDV57481
Name:Fullabrook Mill Leat


Leat from River Caen to Fullabrook Mill, originally stone ditched, now appears overgrown. Shown on late 19th/early 20th century maps.


Grid Reference:SS 515 404
Map Sheet:SS54SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBraunton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAUNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS54SW/118/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILL RACE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 9NW (Cartographic). SDV67182.

'Mill Leat' shown.

North Devon Archaeological Society, 1989, North Devon Watermills, 40 (Monograph). SDV337776.

The mill leat, which is stone ditched, was dry when inspected in October 1970. In times of heavy rain vast quantities of water ran off the highway at the rear of the property and discharged into the leat adjoinging the mill house. The highway authorities have periodically, after heavy rain, cut gaps in the leat and the river bank to allow the water to drain away.

University of the Third Age, 1995, Watermills in North Devon 1994, 49 (Monograph). SDV74915.

The deeds of the house stipulate that the leat, which was stone ditched, must not be "done away with, filled up or destroyed".

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 33 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: Site8.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 244 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Leat if it exists, is buried below undergrowth and bushes, and was probably high level, serving an overshot wheel.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 33.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 244.
SDV337776Monograph: North Devon Archaeological Society. 1989. North Devon Watermills. North Devon Watermills. A5 Paperback. 40.
SDV67182Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 9NW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV74915Monograph: University of the Third Age. 1995. Watermills in North Devon 1994. Watermills in North Devon 1994. A5 Paperback. 49.

Associated Monuments

MDV37667Related to: Fullabrook Mill, Little Comfort (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2009 10:49AM