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HER Number:MDV18746
Name:Lower Griggs Mill, Honiton


Site of Lower Griggs Mill shown by uneven ground and revetting of mill stream.


Grid Reference:ST 154 011
Map Sheet:ST10SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHoniton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHONITON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Leat and tailrace to/from Tracey Mill dating to the post-medieval period

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST10SE/43

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Phillips, M. C. + Wilson, R. E., 1974 - 1977, Water Mills in East Devon, 262 (Article in Serial). SDV42946.

The mill building was recently pulled down, while nothing is known of the machinery. Water for power supplied by leat from weir on River Otter. There are 19th century documentary references. The mill was 100m from Higher Griggs Mill with which it was closely associated.

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, 1982, Mills Index (Un-published). SDV12998.

Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S., 1992, Blackdown Hills Survey (Site Visit). SDV337527.

There are signs of a building having been located at above grid reference. Shown by uneven ground. 19th century brick outhouses to the north of this on the other side of the mill stream survive. The mill stream here is revetted with stone and this is the probable site of a wheel. See sketch in archive.

1992, Untitled Source, Film BH21, Frame 6 (Photograph). SDV337528.

Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit, 1992 - 1993, Blackdown Hills Survey Archive (Archive - Survey). SDV324187.

There are two mills shown on 1806-1807 Ordnance Survey Surveyors Draft. One is located at Tracey Mill, the other at ST15620103. This may be Lower Griggs Mill. There is however an unidentified building shown at above grid reference.

Dixon, T. + Weddell, P. J., 1995, Archaeological and Historical Appraisal of the Town of Honiton, East Devon, 7 (Report - Assessment). SDV338066.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 22 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: No 36.

Watts, S., 2006, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV337529.

Note that grid reference given in Blackdown Hills Survey above marks site of 'Glenville Cottage' or 'Tweenstreams'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV12998Un-published: Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. 1982. Mills Index. Mills Index. A4 Stapled.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 22.
SDV324187Archive - Survey: Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. 1992 - 1993. Blackdown Hills Survey Archive. Blackdown Hills Survey Archive. A4 Unbound.
SDV337527Site Visit: Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S.. 1992. Blackdown Hills Survey. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Field Investigation. Not Applicable.
SDV337528Photograph: 1992. Photograph (Paper). Film BH21, Frame 6.
SDV337529Personal Comment: Watts, S.. 2006. Not Applicable.
SDV338066Report - Assessment: Dixon, T. + Weddell, P. J.. 1995. Archaeological and Historical Appraisal of the Town of Honiton, East Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 95.49. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7.
SDV42946Article in Serial: Phillips, M. C. + Wilson, R. E.. 1974 - 1977. Water Mills in East Devon. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 33. Unknown. 262.

Associated Monuments

MDV46376Related to: Leat to Tracey Mill, Honiton (Monument)
MDV17046Related to: Tracey Mill, Honiton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 30 2006 10:37AM