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HER Number:MDV93358
Name:Ponsworthy Mill Leat, Widecombe

Summary

Mill leat from the West Webburn to Ponsworthy Corn Mill. Depicted on historic maps and sections may still be visible today. Sluice gates noted in the early 1970s. Weir at the northern end.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 700 741
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LEAT (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Leat depicted on the Tithe Map.


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

Leat depicted on the late 19th century historic map. Map object based on this source.


Devon County Council, 1974, Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer (Report - Survey). SDV83967.

Ponsworthy Mill visited in 1973 (estimate). Mill leat is still present. Sluice gates exist.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Leat is only partially depicted on the modern mapping, from the mill to the West Webburn. Northern disused end of the leat is partially preserved as a pathway.
Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV7984Related to: Ponsworthy Bridge (Monument)
MDV8020Related to: Ponsworthy Mill, Widecombe (Building)
MDV51765Related to: Weir on River Webburn to north of Ponsworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 3 2013 12:18PM