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HER Number:MDV18749
Name:Manor Mills or Little Town Mills, Littletown Road, Honiton


Milling ceased at Manor Mills in about 1950. The waterwheel still survives together with some machinery.


Grid Reference:SY 161 999
Map Sheet:SY19NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHoniton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHONITON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NE/59
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Built, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Manor Mills (Corn) marked.

Department of Environment, 1972, Honiton, 2 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337401.

Visit in 1971. Millhouse and cottage. Mill has machinery and millstones remaining, and wood and iron wheel. Details of interior. A cottage adjoins the millhouse.

Devon County Council, 1974, Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer (Report - Survey). SDV83967.

Visit in 1973.

Phillips, M. C. + Wilson, R. E., 1974 - 1977, Water Mills in East Devon, 263 (Article in Serial). SDV42946.

Manor Mills or Little Town Mills; a water mill in Honiton which is still in good condition. The mill building is of stone and slate, the overshot wheel has been reconstructed, and the machinery survives. Water for power is supplied via a leat from the gissage which starts near Coombehayes Farm. The mill is shown on 1801 Ordnance Survey map, but there is an earlier documentary reference in 1780. Milling ceased in about 1950. It had been a grist and flour mill.

Timms, S. C., 1976, The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft, 121 (Report - Survey). SDV341346.

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

Visit in September 1982. House and machinery survive.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Probably 18th century with alterations and additions, 2 storey, stone, limewashed. Slate roof. Mill-house and cottage adjoining. Cottage, 2 3-light casements with glazing bars, modernised interior. Millhouse has wood machinery and millstones remaining, and wood and iron water-wheel. Interiors have ledged wide-boarded doors, and doors with H hinges. Industrial archaeological interest.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV12998Un-published: Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. 1982. Mills Index. Mills Index. A4 Stapled.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337401List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Honiton. Historic Houses Register. Website. 2.
SDV341346Report - Survey: Timms, S. C.. 1976. The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Unbound + Digital. 121.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #82327 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV42946Article in Serial: Phillips, M. C. + Wilson, R. E.. 1974 - 1977. Water Mills in East Devon. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 33. Unknown. 263.
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV17552Related to: Honiton Domesday Settlement (Monument)
MDV107144Related to: Leat to Manor Mills, Honiton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 6 2014 11:53AM