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HER Number:MDV13902
Name:Carrow Mill, Pinhoe


Carrow mill was a handsome three storey, stone and slate building and once had an undershort water wheel and three pairs of stones. The building started to deteriorate in the 1960s.


Grid Reference:SX 986 939
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPINHOE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SE/64

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Site of 'Carrow Mill (corn)' shown on OS 25" (1880s) map as a group of buildings to the west of the River Clyst with tracks to the north and south.

Department of Environment, 1957, St Thomas RD, 95 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV105665.

Carrow Mill, formerly Cairo Mill. 18th century, three storey, stone with slate roof. Wheel now gone. A long handsome building. Photo in NBR. The date of the site visit is estimated.

Biard + Riall, 1971, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV105666.

A ground plan of the mill drawn. Roof is missing - building started to deteriorate circa 1960. Mill wheel was removed during the war - it was an undershot wheel. Millstones are now at Mosshayne Farm. Thatched barn with shippon still standing. Leat is visible.

Baird, E. R., 1976, Carnow Mill + Barn (Worksheet). SDV105667.

Condition of the mill has deteriorated greatly. Parts of some walls remain, and the axle of the wheel. Other details: Plan + Photo.

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

Other details: 7.

RSK Environment Ltd., 1999, Transco Broadclyst LDZ pipeline, Exeter: Environmental review, 11 (Report - non-specific). SDV325506.

CPM, 2000, Land at Clyst Hayes: an archaeological assessment, App. 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV325508.

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

Advertisements in the Sherborne Mercury and Exeter Flying Post between 1800 and 1871. In 1871, the mill was described as having three pairs of stones, and flour and smut machines. Other details: Draft.

Jenkinson, T., 2010, Pinhoe/Clyst Honiton Parish Stone Mosshayne (Correspondence). SDV345424.

Parish boundary stone reused as part of the steps up into the mill.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV105665List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1957. St Thomas RD. Historic Houses Register. 95.
SDV105666Site Visit: Biard + Riall. 1971.
SDV105667Worksheet: Baird, E. R.. 1976. Carnow Mill + Barn. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 3.
SDV325506Report - non-specific: RSK Environment Ltd.. 1999. Transco Broadclyst LDZ pipeline, Exeter: Environmental review. RSK Environmental Report. A4 Spiral Bound + Digital. 11.
SDV325508Report - Assessment: CPM. 2000. Land at Clyst Hayes: an archaeological assessment. CPM Report. A4 Spiral Bound + Digital. App. 2.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 21.
SDV345424Correspondence: Jenkinson, T.. 2010. Pinhoe/Clyst Honiton Parish Stone Mosshayne. Email to B. Horner + S. Watts. A4 Stapled.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2000 - St. Thomas Road
  • EDV2002 - Unnamed Event
  • EDV2003 - Unnamed Event

Date Last Edited:Mar 13 2020 7:57AM