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HER Number:MDV72003
Name:Dolton Mill Leat, Dolton


Leat to Dolton Mill marked on 19th century mapping.


Grid Reference:SS 555 115
Map Sheet:SS51SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDolton
Ecclesiastical ParishDOLTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Constructed, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Leat depicted.

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

'Mill Leat' shown running southwest from SS55681158 on a tributary of the River Torridge via two sluices to Dolton Corn Mills. The final section of leat appears to have been underground. The tailrace fed back into the stream just to the north of the mill.

Watts, M., 2020, Dolton Mill, Dolton, Devon (Report - Assessment). SDV363682.

Dolton Mill was fed by a leat taken off the Dolton Stream to the east. The final section, in front of the house, ran in a stone-lined channel. It turned at right angles by the mill to deliver water to a timber launder onto an overshot wheel that were formerly along the east side of the mill. The tailrace ran from the wheelpit through a stone-arched culvert to rejoin the stream to the north.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #99772 ]
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV363682Report - Assessment: Watts, M.. 2020. Dolton Mill, Dolton, Devon. Martin Watts. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV72001Related to: Dolton Mills, Dolton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 1 2020 1:30PM