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HER Number:MDV67712
Name:Kilbury Mill Leat 2, Buckfastleigh


Leat from a weir on the River Dart to Kilbury Mill which supplemented and subsequently replaced an earlier leat from the River Mardle. The weir was built about 1860 and the leat probably dates from that time.


Grid Reference:SX 747 661
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishSTAVERTON
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/5/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

Site of leat shown on os 25" (1880s) map running southeast from a sluice on the 'river dart' at sx74756620 located just to the north of 'kilbury weir'. The leat rejoins the river to the southeast of the mill at sx74936600 (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV294913.

Des=os 25" (1880s).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV294914.

Des=watts,m. /kilbury weir/(july 2003)/in pf.

WATTS, Untitled Source (Unspecified Type). SDV81027.

The leat channel to the north of the mill was c3.7m wide x 2.5m deep with stone rubble walls. The weir was rebuilt in 1860 for the paper mill + the wide leat may date from that time (watts).

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

Leat not shown on Tithe Map.

Exeter Archaeology, 2005, An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report, Appendix 1: Ex. Arch. No. 5 (Report - Survey). SDV356906.

Ex. Arch. No. 5. Water course: River Dart.
A 19th century leat supplementing and subsequently replacing the earlier leat.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV294913Migrated Record:
SDV294914Migrated Record:
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98573 ]
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. 5.

Associated Monuments

MDV7781Related to: Dart Mills, formerly Kilbury Paper Mill, Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV107600Related to: Kilbury Mill Leat 1, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV107538Related to: Kilbury Weir, Buckfastleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2014 10:28AM