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HER Number:MDV80435
Name:Holne Mill Leat


Leat to Holne Mill from a weir on the Holy Brook. Now disused.


Grid Reference:SX 711 685
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of the the early-mid 19th century Old Mill Leat to Holne Mill from a weir on the Holy Brook

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Constructed, XIX - 1830 AD to 1850 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) supplying the Holne Corn Mill.

Exeter Archaeology, 2005, An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report, Ex. Arch. No. 16 (Report - Survey). SDV356906.

Leat first depicted on the Holne Tithe Map of circa 1839. The walling on the left back of the stream by the weir also forms a lining to the right bank at the head of the leat and contains a socket possibly for a sluice frame at its eastern end, 8.0 metres from the river. Downstream the leat is unlined. The leat, which is no longer in use, is in poor condition. The sluice is missing and the leat returns to the river just below its head. The wall between the river and the leat is being undermined by the river at its westernmost point and the east end of the wall on the left bank of the leat is collapsing.

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

Holy Brook Leat, Scorriton surveyed and recorded running between SX714684 and SX708685. (Holy Brook/Dart). Dry leat. Other details: T:\Dartmoor Leats Survey / Q:\MAPDATA\HISTORIC\LeatsProject.

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

Old Mill Leat marked.

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: #107242 ]
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.
SDV356906Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. Digital. Ex. Arch. No. 16.

Associated Monuments

MDV7841Related to: Holne Corn Mill (Building)
MDV77752Related to: Mill Leat farm, Holne (Monument)
MDV110024Related to: Weir on Holy Brook below Langaford Bridge, (Monument)
MDV102832Related to: Weir on Holy Brook to south-east of 'Mill Leat', Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2018 11:10AM