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HER Number:MDV72215
Name:Pynes Weir, Upton Pyne


Pynes Weir is first documented in 1774. It served a leat to Pynes Mill which was straightened in 1833 when the waterworks was first built. The leat still supplies water to turbines at the waterworks.


Grid Reference:SX 918 962
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
Civil ParishUpton Pyne
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishEXETER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Pynes Weir marked, from which a leat was taken to Exeter Water Works, formerly the site of Pynes Mill. The weir is shown as a coursed stone structure.

Minchinton, W., 1987, Life to the City, 78, 103 (Monograph). SDV324778.

Following the construction of the Exeter Water Works in 1833 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 for Pynes Mill 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.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Pynes Weir marked. A salmon ladder is shown on the east side.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV324778Monograph: Minchinton, W.. 1987. Life to the City. Life to the City. 78, 103.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 141.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #122844 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV72214Related to: LEAT in the Parish of Upton Pyne (Monument)
MDV72216Related to: SLUICE GATE in the Parish of Upton Pyne (Monument)
MDV62692Related to: Upton Pyne, Pyne's Mills (Monument)
MDV72213Related to: WATERWORKS in the Parish of Upton Pyne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 14 2019 3:26PM