MDE21060 - Weir at Lynton Mill (Monument)

Summary

A weir is shown at this location on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The weir is shown on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps and on the 6 inch (1903) map. [1-3] The weir is not shown on the 6 inch (1962) map. [4] There was previously a weir across the Lyn which headed up the water and diverted it into a culvert under the pathway to the launder discharging on the top of the wheel of Lynbridge Mill. [5] It seems possible that the weir was destroyed during the floods of 1952. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1903/38. 6 Inch: 1903-38. 1:10560. Sheet 3NW and SW.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <5> Monograph: Thorpe, J.. 1989. North Devon Watermills. North Devon Archaeological Society Report. 5. 45.
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7202 4859 (point) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS74NW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 31078
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/162

Record last edited

Apr 11 2016 12:23PM

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