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HER Number:MDV80528
Name:Walkhampton Mill Leat, Walkhampton

Summary

The watersupply to the wheelwrights shop at Walkhampton Mill comes from a tributary of the River Walkham. The overshot waterwheel, presumed to date from the original establishment of the wheelwrights shop in 1845, is supplied by a long timber launder running west from the village bridge.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 532 697
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (Built, XIX - 1845 AD to 1845 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Leat depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map (approximately 1880s in date) but not named.


Watts, M., 1998, The Wheelwright's Shop, Walkhampton (Report - Survey). SDV347625.

The watersupply to the wheelwrights shop comes from a tributary of the River Walkham and the overshot waterwheel is supplied by a long timber launder running west from the village bridge.


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

Walkhampton Mill Leat surveyed and recorded at SX532697 (Black Brook). Flows well. Attractive feature of village centre. No information on use of water.


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


Watts, M., July 2013, Walkham Mill, Walkhampton, Devon. Historic Building Appraisal (Report - Survey). SDV352674.

The open-top launder which carried water from the stream down the side of the building to the top of the waterwheel is unusually long, about 37 metres in length. It is essentially an improvised structure reflecting a need to introduce water-power to a building that did not occupy a traditional mill site. The upper part of the launder has been dismantled recently as a result of decay and flooding. The waterwheel is said to date from the original establishment of the wheelwright's shop in 1845.

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: #107323 ]
SDV347530Report - Survey: Dartmoor Trust and Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2010. Dartmoor Trust Leats Project 2009-2010. Dartmoor Trust. Digital.
SDV347625Report - Survey: Watts, M.. 1998. The Wheelwright's Shop, Walkhampton. Dartmoor National Park Authority Report. A3 Grip Bound.
SDV352674Report - Survey: Watts, M.. July 2013. Walkham Mill, Walkhampton, Devon. Historic Building Appraisal. Watts, M.. 87/2013. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV80529Related to: Walkhampton Mill, Walkhampton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6296 - Historic Building Appraisal of Walkham Mill, Walkhamton

Date Last Edited:Oct 21 2013 10:17AM