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Leat Cobbled Floor Identification of the original leat cobbled floor following a visit by expert Martin Watts and recollections of the cobbles from Bryan Harrison: October 2015

The group hosted a visit by Martin Watts, a respected historic building researcher and mills specialist. Whilst walking the Dulverton leat Mr Watts was able to identify the original leat cobbled floor behind Dulverton Town Mills.

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History of Dulverton's Mill Quarter Sept 2015 A History of Dulverton’s Mill Quarter by Peter Romain and Philip Hull: September 2015

Further work is required to definitively identify when Dulverton’s Watermill Landscape (weir, leat and watermill system) was originally built, most experts believing it to have been constructed in the 11th or 12th centuries. The Watermill Landscape still visible in Dulverton gives clear indications of the town’s importance as an industrial centre and has implications for our understanding of the history of the town itself.

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Dulverton Weir Report on the history, structure and condition of Dulverton Weir: August 2015

The weir is located on the River Barle on the upstream side of Dulverton. The Dulverton mill leat starts at Weir Head, where it leaves the river Barle to flow south through the western side of the town before rejoining the river south of Dulverton bridge.

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How was the weir made How was the weir made? August 2015
Also appears in “Report on the history, structure and condition of Dulverton Weir.”
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People around Wheel Discovery of original casting patterns in Dulverton Laundry: March 2015
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