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HER Number:MDV10094
Name:Sowton Mill, Sowton


Sowton mill had a three room and a cross passage plan, with the machinery in the inner room. It is marked on the 19th century Tithe Map which shows the waterwheel on plan. However, the complex of buildings is marked as 'Dairy' on the 1880s-1890s first edition Ordnance Survey map.


Grid Reference:SX 975 924
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSowton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SE/16

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Sowton Mill marked. The waterwheel is shown on plan.

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

Complex of buildings marked as 'Dairy'.

Alcock, N. W., 1962, Houses in an East Devon Parish, 212-213, 230 (Article in Serial). SDV130158.

Sowton Mill had a three room and a cross passage plan, with the machinery in one of the rooms (the inner room) both the other rooms having chimneys. No detail survives to date the building. It has been almost entirely rebuilt.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 3 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: 5.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 21 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

A 'Mill Tenement, consisting of a Dwelling-House and well-accustomed Water Grist Mill" in the parish of Sowton was advertised for sale in the Sherborne Mercury, 18/11/1799. Other details: Draft.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV130158Article in Serial: Alcock, N. W.. 1962. Houses in an East Devon Parish. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 94. A5 Hardback. 212-213, 230.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 3.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 21.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #61419 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV79809Related to: Former Dairy at Barton Cottages, Sowton (Monument)
MDV10134Related to: Linhay at Sowton Mill, Sowton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 12 2017 2:39PM