MEM24607 - Post-medieval leat at Edbrooke (Monument)


The leat appears to have supplied the farm waterwheel and was fed by a pond. It empties into the River Exe.

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Full Description

The feature is not shown on the Tithe Map for Winsford. [1] A pond is shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map at SS 9082 3418, which appears to have been fed by a stream and a spring shown on modern MasterMap data. This pond fed a leat which ran east to Edbrooke, running to the south of the hamlet before emptying into the Exe. [2,3] The pond and leat are also depicted on the 2nd Edition map. [4] The 1946-8 aerial photographs taken by the RAF also show the leat as an earthwork feature. [5] The leat is not depicted on modern MasterMap data. [3] A water wheel is recorded at Edbrooke Mill (MSO8585) and it is possible that the leat fed this wheel. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: 1839. Winsford Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Catherine Dove, 19 November 2018.



Grid reference Centred SS 9099 3418 (369m by 40m)
Map sheet SS93SW

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Record last edited

Dec 11 2018 1:07PM


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