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Parracombe Mill

Hob Uid: 34748
Location :
North Devon
Grid Ref : SS6680044840
Summary : A late 17th century miller's house with attached outbuildings and grist mill. The small two-storey mill has now been converted into a dwelling.
More information : (SS 66804483) Parracombe Mill, is a small two-storey
grist mill, though to be 16th century. An overshot wheel, 15
feet in diameter with a cast iron rim and wooden buckets, is now
used for generating electricity. The mill itself has been
converted into a house and none of the machinery remains (1).

Paracombe Mill, at SS 66804483, is fully described in the Devon SMR records (SMR No: SS 64 SE41). It is a late 17th century miller's house with attached outbuildings and mill (2). An overshot cast iron wheel 14 feet (4.24m) in diameter. The mill was last used for grinding in 1942; in 1967 the wheel was reconditioned and by 1974 it was being used to generate electricity for a private supply (3). The wheel was still in working order in 1987 (2).

The mill is supplied by a lesat from the south-east which still carries water. It flows from SS 66964475 some 180m to the south-east of the mill, and comprises a well defined earthwork, the channel being dammed up against the slope by some 0.8m (4). (2-4)

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Source Number : 1
Source details : Indust Arch in Devon 1976 2 (W Minchington)
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Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE 1987 HHR List; Parracombe 78
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Source Number : 3
Source : Proceedings of the North Devon Archaeological Society
Source details : North Devon Watermills, ed. J Thorpe, 1989
Page(s) : 48
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Wilson-North WR 1-OCT-1993, RCHME Field Investigation
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : late C17
Monument End Date : 1699
Monument Start Date : 1666
Monument Type : Corn Mill, Leat
Evidence : Extant Building, Earthwork
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Change of use
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Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SS64SE41
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 64 SE 27
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WEST EXMOOR PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31