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HER Number:MDV15693
Name:Mill at Rocknell, Burlescombe


The foundation deed for Canonsleigh Abbey implies there was a mill at Rocknell in the 12th century. A stream runs along the back of the present farmhouse and it has been suggested that one of the rooms was a mill in the 17th century.


Grid Reference:ST 050 166
Map Sheet:ST01NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBurlescombe
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01NE/25

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (First mentioned, XI to XII - 1066 AD to 1166 AD (Between))

Full description

Reichel, O. J., 1898, The Domesday Hundreds of Devon: Parts 7,8: The Hundreds of Bampton and Uffculm, 445 (Article in Serial). SDV342708.

The foundation deed of Canonsleigh Abbey, 1166, mentions Ruheknolle and suggests that there was a mill in this area, although the precise location is not known.

Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

The listing description for Rocknell Farmhouse [now Mill House Retreats] suggests that one of the rooms may have been used as a mill in the 17th century. A stream runs along the back of the house.
See listing description for full details of the house.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342708Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1898. The Domesday Hundreds of Devon: Parts 7,8: The Hundreds of Bampton and Uffculm. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 30. A5 Hardback. 445.
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. [Mapped feature: #6720 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV17642Part of: Mill House Retreats, Burlescombe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 6 2019 2:57PM