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HER Number:MDV15492
Name:Fleet Mill, Berry Pomeroy


Fleet Mill is first documented in 1378. In 1742 it was described as 'all those two water grist mills' implying that it had two water wheels at this time.


Grid Reference:SX 827 589
Map Sheet:SX85NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBerry Pomeroy
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBERRY POMEROY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85NW/40

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (XIV to XVIII - 1301 AD? (Between) to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV10633.

Medieval documents mention 2 mills in the manor of berry pomeroy, one of which was located at 'flute'. First known recorded date is in 1378. In 1742 the mill property was described as 'all those 2 water grist mills commonly called fleet mills, and 2 little quillets of marsh ground and 1 little quillet of marsh ground at fleet mills'. The mill changed hands twice in 1980's, sale advertisements in western morning news (brown).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

'fleet mill (corn) shown on os 25" (1880s) map as an irregular shaped building with a well to the northwest (os).

1970, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167374.

'fleet mill (disused)' indicated on os 6" (1907) and on os 6" (1970) (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167378.

Des=os 6" (1907)121sw.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167379.

Des=brown, s. /berry pomeroy: archaeological survey for presentation/(1997/8)42.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167382.

Des=os 25" (1880s).

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 8.14 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 71 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Fleet Mill is described in an advert of 1803 as 'All those water grist mills called Fleet Mills'. Bodman quotes from Hemery's 'Historic Dart' in which it is stated that William Widdecombe is recorded as miller in the 1841 Tithe Apportionment. The mill is now called Millcombe Farm.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Marked as Fleet Mill on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV10633Migrated Record:
SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV167374Migrated Record: 1970.
SDV167378Migrated Record:
SDV167379Migrated Record:
SDV167382Migrated Record:
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 8.14.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 71.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV68841Related to: Fleet Mill Leat, Berry Pomeroy (Monument)
MDV68843Related to: Fleet Mill Quay, Fleet Mill Creek, Berry Pomeroy, includes sluice and seawall (Monument)
MDV108132Related to: Fleet Mill Weir (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 11 2022 10:21AM