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HER Number:MDV10027
Name:Matford Mill

Summary

Matford Mill shown on 19th century and later maps and mentioned in the 16th century

Location

Grid Reference:SX 925 891
Map Sheet:SX98NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExminster
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishALPHINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98NW/18

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (XV to XIX - 1500 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Matford Mill (Corn)' shown on 19th century map as a group of buildings to the south-east of Matford Barton. A wide 'Mill Race' on Matford Brook is shown to the north-west of the mill which narrows again to the south.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Matford Mill (Corn)' shown on early 20th century map with a sluice shown as 'Sl.' on the western side.


Chope, R. P., 1911, The Lord Dynham's lands, 284 (Article in Serial). SDV297875.

Matford, Alphington. A water corn mill is mentioned in Henry Compton's survey of Lord Dynham's lands in 1566.


Ordnance Survey, 1938, 80SW. Revision of 1932 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition (Cartographic). SDV335957.

'Mill (Disused)' shown on 1938 century map.


Ordnance Survey, 1964, SX98NW (Cartographic). SDV343405.

'Matford Mill' shown on 1964 map.


Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 13 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: Site 10.


Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 127 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

In 1948 it was reported that Matford Barton Mill had a wooden overshot wheel outside in poor condition in 1948 and most of the building was a private house. Some of the gear wheels were said to be still present.


Tyler, K., 2009, Archaeological Excavation at Matford Barton, Exminster, 2 (Report - Excavation). SDV343380.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV297875Article in Serial: Chope, R. P.. 1911. The Lord Dynham's lands. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 43. A5 Hardback. 284.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 13.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 127.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV335957Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 80SW. Revision of 1932 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV343380Report - Excavation: Tyler, K.. 2009. Archaeological Excavation at Matford Barton, Exminster. Exeter Archaeology Report. 09.37. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV343405Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1964. SX98NW. Ordnance Survey 1:10,560 Map. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments

MDV75890Related to: Matford Barton Farmhouse (Building)
MDV16130Related to: Medieval Settlement at Matford, Alphington (Monument)
MDV75892Related to: Mill Race at Matford Barton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4558 - Excavation at Matford Barton, Exminster

Date Last Edited:Jan 9 2014 2:35PM