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HER Number:MDV11043
Name:CORN MILL in the Parish of Sidmouth


Vis=estimated -/-/1951(gardener) sidcliffe cottage at the foot of milltown lane may have been the site of a water mill, for corn.


Grid Reference:SY 132 886
Map Sheet:SY18NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSALCOMBE REGIS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY18NW/40

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CORN MILL (I to XXI - 1 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Morshead, J. Y. A., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV101219.

From documentary sources it is known that a mill was in existence by the late 13th century, and a new millstone arrived about this time (morshead).

GARDENER, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV115460.

Vis=estimated -/-/1951(gardener) sidcliffe cottage at the foot of milltown lane may have been the site of a water mill, for corn.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV115465.

Gibbens, g. H.(ed) + gardener, e. M. /tda/83(1951)125/second report of the east devon branch.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV115466.

Morshead, j. Y. A. /tda/30(1898)140 map/a history of salcombe regis.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV115467.

Phillips, m. C. + wilson, r. E. /dcnq/34(1978-1981)35-36/water mills in east devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV115468.

Ea/archaeological assessment of the sidmouth sewage transfer and treatment evaluation/(1997)5(ea report 97.10).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV115469.

Bodman,m. /water-powered sites in devon/(1998)26,9/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV115470.

Dcc/survey of watermills in devon/(1974)gazetteer.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV115471.

Des=bodman,m. /watermills and other water-powered sites in devon/(september 2003)204/interim draft report in smr.

Phillips, M. C. + Wilson, R. E., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37856.

Manor mill, a former water-powered corn mill. Nothing remains of the building, but an old photograph shows cob and thatch structure. Water supplied by leat from weir, now washed away, below sidcliffe house. There is documentary evidence of its existence from 1281 to the 19th century (phillips + wilson).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV79.

Site seems too high above river and would have required excessively long leat. Ta field names give no indication of former existence (ea).

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

Lords of the manor and mill owners were the dean and chapter of exeter cathedral in 1281. In 1301 the mill was 'to be made new' and in 1330 new mill stones were installed. The mill was mentioned again in 1690 and 1775 (bodman).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101219Migrated Record: Morshead, J. Y. A..
SDV115460Report - Survey: GARDENER.
SDV115465Migrated Record:
SDV115466Migrated Record:
SDV115467Migrated Record:
SDV115468Migrated Record:
SDV115469Migrated Record:
SDV115470Migrated Record:
SDV115471Migrated Record:
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV37856Migrated Record: Phillips, M. C. + Wilson, R. E..
SDV79Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM