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HER Number:MDV72214
Name:LEAT in the Parish of Upton Pyne


The mill leat to the former site of Pyne's Mills was widened and straightened following the construction of Exeter Water Works in 1833. It is still in use for driving pumping turbines.


Grid Reference:SX 913 960
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpton Pyne
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPTON PYNE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV54691.

'Mill Leat' marked on 1880s-90s 25" OS map running from a sluice off Pynes Weir at SX91779627 to 'Exeter Water Works' [formerly the site of Pyne's Mills].

Minchinton, W., 1987, Untitled Source, 78, 103 (Monograph). SDV324778.

Following the construction of the Exeter Water Works in 1933 the leat was widened and straightened. It is still in use to power pumping turbines.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 141 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

According to a sale notice in the Exeter Flying Post, 10th June 1774, the Lord of the Manor had to 'bear one third of the Expence of Repairing the Wear and Banks' and also had to provide the timber for the repairs. Other details: Draft.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV324778Monograph: Minchinton, W.. 1987. Life to the City. 78, 103.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 141.
SDV54691Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV72216Related to: SLUICE GATE in the Parish of Upton Pyne (Monument)
MDV62692Related to: Upton Pyne, Pyne's Mills (Monument)
MDV72215Related to: Upton Pyne, Pynes Weir (Monument)
MDV72213Related to: WATERWORKS in the Parish of Upton Pyne (Monument)
MDV72217Related to: WEIR in the Parish of Upton Pyne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 23 2017 10:31AM