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HER Number:MDV16867
Name:PAPER MILL in the Parish of Ivybridge


Lower mill, ivybridge. This was a paper mill until 1906 and is now a printing works (harris).


Grid Reference:SX 632 557
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIvybridge
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishERMINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/104

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PAPER MILL (I to XXI - 1 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

’lower paper mills’ shown on os 25” (1880s) map as a large irregular shaped building with an ‘aqueduct’ to the northeast (os).

1966, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171203.

'lower paper mills' indicated on os 6" (1907) but not on os 6" (1966) (os).

SKINNARD, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171204.

Lower mill was described as a woollen factory in a sale advertisement of 1848 and appears to have been used for paper making after this date. From about 1927 to about 1940 the waterwheel was used to generate electricity for the town. Thereafter the wheel was disused. Wheel was about 24' diam and 10' wide (skinnard).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171208.

Harris, h. /industrial archaeology of dartmoor/(1968)201.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171209.

Shorter, a. H. /tda/82(1950)209/paper making industry in devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171210.

Shorter, a. H. /dcnq/23(1947-1949)100/paper mills in devon and cornwall.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171211.

Shorter, a. H. /dcnq/20(1938-1939)35/paper mills in devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171212.

Des=os 6"(1907)125nw.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171213.

Bodman, m. /water-powered sites in devon/(1998)12.18/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171214.

Des=skinnard/(22.3.1985)/letter in pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171215.

Des=watts, s. /(9/12/2002)/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171216.

Des=os 25” (1880s).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV171217.

Des=bodman, m. /watermills and other water-powered sites in devon/(september 2003)94/interim draft report in smr.

HARRIS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22166.

Lower mill, ivybridge. This was a paper mill until 1906 and is now a printing works (harris).

SHORTER, 1950, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV34056.

Operated as a paper mill between 1816 and 1906. A paper making machine was installed. Perhaps some connection with stowford mill (see cross reference) (shorter, 1950).

WATTS, Untitled Source (Unspecified Type). SDV81027.

Waterwheel removed in 1976. Siting of old people's home altered to enable wheel pit to be retained with intention of eventually replacing wheel (watts).

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

Mill destroyed by fire in 1941 during wwii when it was used to supply electricity. Remains of the aqueduct and wheelpit seen in 1994 (bodman).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV171203Migrated Record: 1966.
SDV171204Migrated Record: SKINNARD.
SDV171208Migrated Record:
SDV171209Migrated Record:
SDV171210Migrated Record:
SDV171211Migrated Record:
SDV171212Migrated Record:
SDV171213Migrated Record:
SDV171214Migrated Record:
SDV171215Migrated Record:
SDV171216Migrated Record:
SDV171217Migrated Record:
SDV22166Migrated Record: HARRIS.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV34056Migrated Record: SHORTER, 1950.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM