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HER Number:MDV65566
Name:Heathcoat Mill Leat, Tiverton


Mill leat shown on late 18th century map serving several mills, which provided water for the Heathcoat Lace Factory and Town Mill from the early 19th century.


Grid Reference:SS 949 131
Map Sheet:SS91SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/424

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Mill Leat' shown running south to 'Lace Factory', then round north and east sides of main buildings, to rejoing River Exe to south of 'Town Mill', which is served by a separate channel on the west side of the leat.

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

Devon County Council, 1975, Tiverton Town Trails, 66 (Article in Monograph). SDV352466.

Higbee, L. + Collings, A. G., 2000, Archaeological Recording at John Heathcoat and Co., Leat Street, Tiverton, Devon, Figures 2, 4-5 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV336285.

Figure 2 shows the mill leat in the late 18th century, figures 4-5 in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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

Much of mill leat still exists, with modifications at the southern end.

Richards, A., 23/09/2002, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV349499.

Eighteenth or 19th century mill leat shown on Ordnance Survey (1890) 1:2500 map from SS94681372 which rejoins the River Exe at SS95301260, and served several mills in Tiverton, including Town Mill at SS95271264 and a textile mill at SS95151271.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336285Report - Watching Brief: Higbee, L. + Collings, A. G.. 2000. Archaeological Recording at John Heathcoat and Co., Leat Street, Tiverton, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 00.56. A4 Stapled + Digital. Figures 2, 4-5.
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).
SDV349499Personal Comment: Richards, A.. 23/09/2002.
SDV352466Article in Monograph: Devon County Council. 1975. Tiverton Town Trails. Devon Town Trails: European Architectural Heritage Year. Paperback Volume. 66.

Associated Monuments

MDV20238Related to: Head Weir, Tiverton (Monument)
MDV1374Related to: Heathcoat Lace Factory, Tiverton (Building)
MDV65568Related to: Mill Leat, Heathcoat Lace Factory (Monument)
MDV73418Related to: Sluicegates at Head Weir (Monument)
MDV62724Related to: Tiverton Town Mill (Monument)
MDV65567Related to: Weir, Heathcoat Lace Factory (Monument)
MDV89139Related to: Weir, Town Mills (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 13 2017 3:53PM