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Totnes Mill Leat

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The picturesque Mill Leat tidal channel at Totnes' Vire Island on a spring morning.

There are three known sites of mills in Totnes and it is likely that there have been tidal mills in the town for over 800 years. The present building on Coronation Road probably dates from the 16th century and is on the site of what was once a significant milling complex. Milling was central to the economy of the community from the earliest times, not only for the grinding of corn for flour but also malt for beer and the fulling of cloth.

A pleasing confluence of nice light, quaint architecture, calm water and tide.
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