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HER Number:MDV17644
Name:Pugham Mills, Burlescombe


'Pogham Mill' is mentioned in the foundation charter of Canonsleigh Abbey in 1166 and there are documentary references to it in the 13th and 14th centuries. There are further documentary references from the 17th to 19th centuries. The mill worked into the 20th century but has now been demolished.


Grid Reference:ST 056 152
Map Sheet:ST01NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBurlescombe
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBURLESCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01NE/36

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Oliver, G., 1846, Monasticon Diocesis Exoniensis, 222-235 (Monograph). SDV57424.

Documentary reference to Pogham hill in Bishop Stapledon's register, 20/11/1324.

Devon Record Office, 1860, Untitled Source (Record Office Collection). SDV42943.

The 19th century mill is mentioned in a lease of 1860.

Reichel, O. J., 1898, Untitled Source, 444-5 (Article in Serial). SDV42942.

'Pogham' Mill is mentioned in the foundation charter of Canonsleigh Abbey, 1166. Other details: 11.

Devon and Cornwall Record Society, 1965, Untitled Source, 111 (Monograph). SDV42945.

The Cartulary of Canonsleigh Abbey refers to the mill in 1228-1243 ('grinding at the Canon's mill at Pogeham') and also c1250-1260 and c1260-1275, when reference is made to its 'leet'. Other details: 25, 36, 40.

Phillips, M. C. + Wilson, R. E., 1974 - 1977, Water Mills in East Devon, 80-81 (Article in Serial). SDV42946.

Referred to in a document of 1667. In operation into the 20th century.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 7 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: 52.

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

Documentary references to Pugham Mills from 1667-1813. The mill has now been demolished. The course of the leat and tail race were still visible in 1997. Other details: Draft Report.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 7.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV42942Article in Serial: Reichel, O. J.. 1898. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 30. 444-5.
SDV42943Record Office Collection: Devon Record Office. 1860. Document: 49/9/14/7.
SDV42945Monograph: Devon and Cornwall Record Society. 1965. The Cartulary of Canonsleigh Abbey. N.S. 8. 111.
SDV42946Article in Serial: Phillips, M. C. + Wilson, R. E.. 1974 - 1977. Water Mills in East Devon. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 33. Unknown. 80-81.
SDV57424Monograph: Oliver, G.. 1846. Monasticon Diocesis Exoniensis. Monasticon Diocesis Exoniensis. Unknown. 222-235.

Associated Monuments

MDV1465Related to: Canonsleigh Abbey (Monument)
MDV80851Related to: Pugham Farm, Burlescombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 29 2015 2:07PM