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HER Number:MDV62055
Name:Tiverton Town Weir


Two weirs across the River Exe, the upper one of which fed a leat to West Exe Mills and is shown on the Tiverton Tithe Map. The upper weir is probably contemporary with the mills which are documented in 1610. The lower weir was added in the 19th century. Both weirs are shown on the 1880s-1890s Ordnance Survey map. The leat was filled in around 1970.


Grid Reference:SS 953 123
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/393/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WEIR (Constructed, XVI to XVII - 1540 AD? to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The upper of the two weirs is depicted on the Tiverton Tithe Map.

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

Two weirs marked, at the head of the leat to West Exe Mills.

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

Two weirs depicted.

Ordnance Survey, 1971, SS91SE (Cartographic). SDV337101.

'Weirs' marked on 1971 1:10,000 map.

Collings, A. G., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed development Site off Howden Road, Tiverton, 5,6 (Report - Assessment). SDV336235.

A mill at West Exe is documented in 1610. It became Tiverton Roller Mills and was converted to electric power in the 20th century. It survived until at least 1972 but the site has has now been redeveloped for housing. The leat was filled in around 1970.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Weirs marked.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336235Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed development Site off Howden Road, Tiverton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.59. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5,6.
SDV337101Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1971. SS91SE. 1:10,000. Map (Paper).
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV62080Related to: Lower West Exe Mill (Monument)
MDV62054Related to: West Exe Mills Leat (Monument)
MDV62053Related to: West Exe Mills, Tiverton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 6 2020 8:57AM