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HER Number:MDV18272
Name:Tealter Windmill, Abbotsham


Site of Tealter Windmill. This may be the mill referred to in a lease of 1695. It stood till about 1817 when the materials were used to build fences. The base was still standing in the 1940s but nothing remains today. The field in which it stood is named as Windmill Field on the 19th century Tithe Apportionment.


Grid Reference:SS 428 286
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNortham
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NW/9

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WINDMILL (Built, Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

MEADE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV14240.

Vis=-/-/1982 (meade). High ground, rounded field, but no sign of windmill.(meade).

MINCHINTON, 1977, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV2528.

A windmill once stood on a small estate called tealter, in abbotsham. In about 1817 the materials of the building were used to construct fences (r. B. M. ). A mill mentioned in a lease of 1695 probably refers to a windmill. On the tithe apportionment plan the site appears as windmill farm (minchinton, 1977).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV2531.

R. B. M. /dcnq/12(1922-1923)65-66/windmills in devon and cornwall.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV2532.

Minchinton, w. /dcnq/31(1968-1970)78/windmills in devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV2533.

Minchinton, w. + parsons, s. /dcnq/32(1971-1973)105/further windmills in devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV2534.

Minchinton, w. /windmills of devon/(1977)36.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV2535.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV2537.

Des=worksheet in parish file(meade 1982).

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Field 511 is recorded as Windmill Field on the Abbotsham Tithe Apportionment.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Circular feature circa 7.0 metres diameter visible.

Exeter Archaeology, 2000, Archaeological Assessment and Watching Brief of SWW Moorhead to Cornborough Water Main, North Devon, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV344592.

Other details: Figure 1, site 2.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV14240Migrated Record: MEADE.
SDV2528Migrated Record: MINCHINTON, 1977.
SDV2531Migrated Record:
SDV2532Migrated Record:
SDV2533Migrated Record:
SDV2534Migrated Record:
SDV2535Migrated Record:
SDV2537Migrated Record:
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #123151 ]
SDV344592Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2000. Archaeological Assessment and Watching Brief of SWW Moorhead to Cornborough Water Main, North Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 00.89. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV18755Related to: Windmill to north west of Abbotsham Cross (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4697 - Assessment of South West Water Moorhead to Cornborough Water Main, North Devon
  • EDV4698 - Watching Brief Along South West Water Moorhead to Cornborough Water Main, North Devon

Date Last Edited:Nov 9 2020 2:18PM