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HER Number:MDV63578
Name:Mill Gullet, La Fosse Dam


The former mill gullet or sluice in the centre of La Fosse dam, was extended in the 18th century to provide an outlet for the millpond and access to the boat dock. It was filled in in 1831.


Grid Reference:SX 877 514
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.SAVIOURS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/134/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHANNEL (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Smart, I. H., 1993, The Development of Dartmouth Millpond to 1846, 191-223 (Article in Serial). SDV340279.

The mill gullet, or sluice situated in the centre of the dam (La Fosse), was widened and extended by 1797 to increase the flow of water into and out of the mill pond. It was extended to a length of 75 feet from the west side of Foss Street, to provide an outlet for the millpond and access to the boat dock. By 1823 when the Ford Stream was culverted, it fed into the mill gullet which had been extended east to Hawkes Slip, now Flavel Street. In 1831 the mill gullet and the boat dock were filled in and the area developed. Map object based on this source.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340279Article in Serial: Smart, I. H.. 1993. The Development of Dartmouth Millpond to 1846. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 125. A5 Paperback. 191-223.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV23681Related to: 11 Foss Street, Dartmouth (Building)
MDV42296Related to: Boat Dock, Dartmouth (Monument)
MDV56926Related to: Dartmouth Tidal Millpond (Monument)
MDV18431Related to: Dartmouth Tide Mills (Building)
MDV56922Related to: La Fosse, Dartmouth (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 7 2016 9:12AM