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HER Number:MDV80476
Name:Dunsford Mills Leat


Dunsford Mills Leat runs between SX80488833 - SX81058861, and supplied the Dunsford Iron Mill and Dunsford Town Mill. Surveyed and recorded in the Dartmoor Trust Leats Project.


Grid Reference:SX 280 088
Map Sheet:SX20NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDunsford
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNSFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD)

Full description

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

‘Mill Leat’ depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map (approximately 1880s in date).

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

Dunsford Mills Leat surveyed and recorded flowing between SX804883 - SX810886 (Teign). Take-off at sluice-gate on Steps Bridge weir. Attractive start to the Funsford Reserve walk. Big leat, strong flow. Runs along road, served Dunsford Iron Mills - water wheel can be seen, not working. Flows to Dunsford Town Mill where it returns to the river. 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 Survey 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107270 ]
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV134760Related to: Dunsford Baptist Church (Building)
MDV13804Related to: Dunsford Corn Mill (Monument)
MDV37139Related to: House at Iron Mills, Dunsford (Building)
MDV9510Related to: Iron Mills, Dunsford (Building)
MDV78116Related to: South Leigh Farm, Dunsford (Monument)
MDV37134Related to: Steps Bridge (Monument)
MDV21668Related to: Weir at Steps Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2024 12:04PM