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HER Number:MDV15262
Name:Foxenhole Mill, Ottery St Mary


Foxenhole Mill. Brick and slate building, built in 1812. Waterwheel replaced by turbine.


Grid Reference:SY 081 946
Map Sheet:SY09SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOttery St. Mary
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOTTERY ST.MARY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY09SE/50
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CORN MILL (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SY09SE22 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV338078.

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

'Foxenhole Mill (Corn)' marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 81NE* (Cartographic). SDV335961.

'Foxenhole Mill' and 'Mill Leat' marked on 1906 6 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Department of Environment, 1952, Ottery St Mary (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV338079.

Foxenhole Mills. Early 19th century on site of earlier mills. Three blocks: all roughcast with slate roofs. The centre block is the mill, three storeys, with weatherboarding from ground to eaves on left, and door on first floor with a window beside it and one below. This portion is over the water channel. To the right of it are doors on ground and first floor, and one casement window on each floor except the top where there is a blank panel. To the right of the mill is the miller's house, two storey, two casement windows and centre blank panel. Doorcase has pilasters, frieze and moulded cornice. To left of the mill is a warehouse, two storey, three casement windows, and central door opening. Mill is still working but the wheel has been replaced by turbines. NMR. Other details: LBS 398329.

Devon County Council, 1974, Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer (Report - Survey). SDV83967.

Building 1812 of stone and slate. Centre block is mill. Machinery replaced by a turbine. Still in use.

Phillips, M. C. + Wilson, R. E., 1978 - 1981, Water Mills in East Devon, 33 (Article in Serial). SDV102852.

Foxenhole Mill, West Hill. Grist Mill. Brick and slate building, built 1812.

Griffiths, D. M., 1982, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV338077.

Mill leat runs west-south-west from mill at SY07789455. The 1890 6 inch Ordnance Survey map marks a 'Leather Mill'.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 21.15 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Watts, S., 2007, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV338080.

Note that the 'Leather Mill' referred to by D. Griffiths is at SY07729453 (Mon ID 43241).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV102852Article in Serial: Phillips, M. C. + Wilson, R. E.. 1978 - 1981. Water Mills in East Devon. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 34. Unknown. 33.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 21.15.
SDV335961Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 81NE*. 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).
SDV338077Site Visit: Griffiths, D. M.. 1982. Not Applicable.
SDV338078Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SY09SE22. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV338079List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1952. Ottery St Mary. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV338080Personal Comment: Watts, S.. 2007. Not Applicable.
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV103754Related to: Foxenhole Millpond (Monument)
MDV43241Related to: Leather Mill, Ottery St Mary (Monument)
MDV103756Related to: Mill Leat, Foxenhole Mill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 3 2013 3:57PM