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HER Number:MDV16394
Name:CORN MILL in the Parish of Bishop's Tawton


Whitemoor corn mill. Documentary reference to whitemoor mills in 1605 (dro).


Grid Reference:SS 579 303
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBishop's Tawton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOPS TAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/141

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CORN MILL (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, Unknown (Migrated Record). SDV1416.

Whitemoor corn mill. Documentary reference to whitemoor mills in 1605 (dro).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

'whitemoor corn mill' shown on os 25" (1880s) map as a long irregular shaped building with two detached buildings to the southeast and a leat to the east (os).

Rance, C., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV15584.

Whitemoor mill depicted on os surveyor's draft of 1804-5 and was used as a corn mill by 1887. Site bought by venn quarries in 1950's (rance).

WATERMILLS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18616.

Only the badly cracked bridge remains (watermills).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV327177.

Vis=est=-/-/1960 (doe) grade iii building.1674 date on fireplace in upper room. Whitened cob house with pantile roof. Mostly modern windows. Old doorway. Modernised (doe).

NDAS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV90420.

1989 (ndas) according to local information the waterwheel was overshot and was working in the early 1950s to generate electricity for the house, which was then occupied by the two miss millards and later by maj. Warner. Then venn quarry bought the mill and some land, and the quarry manager lived in the house for some time. Later the mill was bulldozed and the house was buried by stone tips from the quarry. Now only the garden wall of the house and the bridge over the stream remain (ndas).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV90425.

Dro=1148m/add 2/242/8.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV90426.

Doe/hhr:barnstaple rd/prov. List(march 1960)6.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV90427.

Ndas/north devon watermills/(1989)57.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV90428.

Des=watermills in north devon 1994/(1995)113/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV90429.

Des=os 6"(1903/1938)13se.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV90430.

Rance, c. /archaeological assessment of proposed quarry tip at venn quarries, landkey (1995)4/(emafu report 95.06).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV90431.

Des=bodman, m. /water-powered sites in devon/(1998)34 no.45/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV90432.

Des=bodman,m. /watermills and other water-powered sites in devon/(september 2003)268-269/interim draft report in smr.

Griffiths, D., 1983, ?Quay (Worksheet). SDV13596.

Vis=16/6/1982 (griffiths) access to site could not be gained, but building now destroyed by spoil heap of venn quarries. The road leading to the mill site from eastcombe is overgrown, and the small building marked on os 25" map at ss57863031 is in ruins (griffiths).

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

An early c16 document refers to 'whytemore mills'. In 1831 'whitemore mills' were described as a flour and grist mill with 3 pairs of millstones worked by an overshot waterwheel. The property also included a house, stables, pigsties, orchard and pasture (bodman).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV13596Worksheet: Griffiths, D.. 1983. ?Quay.
SDV1416Migrated Record: Unknown. Unknown. Devon Record Office Collection. Unknown.
SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV15584Migrated Record: Rance, C..
SDV18616Migrated Record: WATERMILLS.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV327177Report - Survey: Department of Environment.
SDV90420Migrated Record: NDAS.
SDV90425Migrated Record:
SDV90426Migrated Record:
SDV90427Migrated Record:
SDV90428Migrated Record:
SDV90429Migrated Record:
SDV90430Migrated Record:
SDV90431Migrated Record:
SDV90432Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 27 2016 1:32PM