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HER Number:MDV17779
Name:Exwick Mills


The site is probably ancient as Exwick is recorded as having a mill in the Domesday Survey of 1086. Probably on the site of St. Andrew's Priory mill. It was rebuilt as a fulling mill in the 17th century and substantially rebuilt in 1886. The mill closed in 1958. Now a store.


Grid Reference:SX 907 939
Map Sheet:SX99SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishST.THOMAS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SW/97

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Built, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

Site of st. Andrew's priory mills. Marked on os 6" 1970 (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22836.

Sww pipeline ran beneath the road from a distance c 50m s of the site to 150m n. It was not possible to continuously observe trenching, and no archaeological features were observed (reed + turton).

1932, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV24873.

"exwick mills on site of st. Andrew's priory mills" marked on os 6" (1932) map (os).

SEE DRO, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV24874.

The site is probably ancient since exwick manor is recorded as having a mill in domesday. Began as corn or grist mills. Rebuilt as fulling mill in 17c. Substantially rebuilt in mid 19c (see dro) (weddell).

NMR CITING CHITTY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV24876.

Exwick flour mills. Rebuilt in 1886; a poncelet waterwheel was installed but has now been dismantled. Mill closed in 1958 and now used as a store (nmr citing chitty).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV24877.

Des=os map/1:10,560/(1970).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV24878.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV24879.

Des=os 6"(1932)80nw.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV24880.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV24881.

Weddell, p. J. /an archaeological assessment of sww pynes to dunsford hill(exeter)water main/(1991)3/(emafu report 91.61).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV24882.

Reed, s. J. + turton, s. D. /archaeological recording on the sww pynes to dunsford hill(exeter)water main/(1992)3/(emafu report 92.17).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV24883.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV24884.

Collings, a. G. /an archaeological assessment of the proposed dcc exwick relief road/(1994)5/(emafu report 94.28).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV24885.

Chitty, m. /industrial archaeology of exeter/(1974)30.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Building marked as 'Exwick Mills (Corn) on Site of St. Andrew's Priory Mills'.

Dymond, F. W., 1887, Exwick Mill Owners Report on Their Water Rights and Statutory Declaration Verifying the Same (Un-published). SDV352433.

Explanatory record of the rights and liabilities of the various persons and companies who are interested in the flow of the River Exe, so far as it affects the mills at Exwick. The Exwick Mills are said to be the oldest on the river, and that at the time of their construction, no other weirs or mills existed on the stream for some miles, either above or below Exwick.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV22836Migrated Record:
SDV24873Migrated Record: 1932.
SDV24874Migrated Record: SEE DRO.
SDV24876Migrated Record: NMR CITING CHITTY.
SDV24877Migrated Record:
SDV24878Migrated Record:
SDV24879Migrated Record:
SDV24880Migrated Record:
SDV24881Migrated Record:
SDV24882Migrated Record:
SDV24883Migrated Record:
SDV24884Migrated Record:
SDV24885Migrated Record:
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV352433Un-published: Dymond, F. W.. 1887. Exwick Mill Owners Report on Their Water Rights and Statutory Declaration Verifying the Same. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #82121 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV56327Related to: Enclosure to the west of Hamlyns (Monument)
MDV126912Related to: Exwick Weir (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2020 10:44AM