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HER Number:MDV81025
Name:Town Weir, Axminster


Town weir on the River Axe is located at the head of the leat that formerly served a number of water-powered sites including Town Mill.


Grid Reference:SY 296 988
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WEIR (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Town Weir marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Weddell, P. J., 1991, Archaeological Appraisal of Potential Development Areas in Axminster and its Environs, 12 (Report - Assessment). SDV99927.

The town weir on the River Axe is just to the north of Town Mills.

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

Town Weir marked on modern mapping.

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: #107814 ]
SDV99927Report - Assessment: Weddell, P. J.. 1991. Archaeological Appraisal of Potential Development Areas in Axminster and its Environs. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 91.14. A4 Stapled + Digital. 12.

Associated Monuments

MDV81026Related to: Town Mill Leat, Axminster (Monument)
MDV18625Related to: Town Mill, Axminster (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 9 2021 12:48PM