HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV113179
Name:Farm at Wortha Mill


Dates to at least the early-mid 19th century, based on cartographic evidence, but may be older. Depicted on the Tithe Map, the records for Wortha Mills indicate that a small number of land plots were owned and operated as arable and pasture lands. House which may have been farmhouse remains; a cottage which may have served the mills was destroyed in the construction of the railway.


Grid Reference:SX 485 802
Map Sheet:SX48SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBrentor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLAMERTON
Ecclesiastical ParishMARY TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Worth Mill is depicted on the Tithe Map (36-38 on the Mary Tavy apportionment). The Mill buildings are central, along with the associated leat (37), but there is also a 'house and outhouses' to the east (38) and a 'cottage and garden' (36) to the west. The latter was destroyed in the construction of the railway (MDV22581). The apportionment also lists a number of land plots that lie to the north-east of the farm / mills and records most functioned as pasture, but two were arable.

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

The late 19th century historic map matches the Tithe Map pretty closely, except all of the field divisions in the land belonging to the farm have gone and only one or two large fields remain.

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

The early 20th century historic map shows the new railway, which runs close to the mills and must have necessitated the destruction of the cottage that lay to the south-west of the mill. Other than that, map matches the late 19th century historic map.

White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads (Un-published). SDV352501.

Wortha Mill included on list. No further information provided.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

'Wortha Mill (Disused)' is depicted on the modern mapping. House and outhouse building to the east still remains. Area of the former cottage to the south-west indicated in polygon.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped features: #72514 ; #72515 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV22581Related to: London and South Western Railway (Dartmoor Section) (Monument)
MDV41305Related to: Wortha Mill leat (Monument)
MDV4721Related to: Wortha Mill, Brentor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2015 3:35PM