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HER Number:MDV80403
Name:Old Mill Leat at Lydia Mill, South Brent


Old Mill Leat running between SX694610 and SX695608 adjacent to the River Avon north of Lydia Bridge. 16th century leat associated with the Lydia Mill and Crackhill, or Brent Canvas Mill. Includes section that runs under the road to waterwheel.


Grid Reference:SX 695 607
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVI to XXI - 1580 AD to 2011 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Mill Leat' depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map (approximately 1880s in date). Associated with Brent Canvas Mill (disused at this time) and Lydia Corn Mill, above Lydia Bridge.

Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2010, Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010 (Report - Survey). SDV347530.

Leat surveyed and recorded running between SX694610 and SX695608. (River Avon) Leat just visible from public footpath above; flows to a wheelpit and non-functional wheel - also just visible.
Also includes short section of leat under road to waterwheel, visible from public footpath on opposite river bank. Attractive feature. Leat holding standing water, not flowing. Other details: T:\Dartmoor Leats Survey / Q:\MAPDATA\HISTORIC\LeatsProject.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107209 ]
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5831Related to: Brent Canvas Mill, north of Lydia Bridge (Monument)
MDV13365Related to: Lydia Mill, South Brent (Building)
MDV13378Related to: Quarry at Oak Hill, South Brent (Monument)
MDV102760Related to: Weir north of Brent Canvas Mill, South Brent (Monument)
MDV106275Related to: Wheelwrights Forge at Lydia Bridge, South Brent (Building)
MDV93456Related to: Wisteria Cottage and Old Forge Cottage, South Brent (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 5 2018 12:21PM