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HER Number:MDV18755
Name:Windmill to north west of Abbotsham Cross

Summary

Site of windmill to north west of Abbotsham Cross.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 420 256
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotsham
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NW/104

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WINDMILL (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, 1840, Abbotsham (Cartographic). SDV339772.

Tithe Apportionment plot 437. Field name mentioned as Windmill Field


Chope, R. P., 1920 - 1921, Untitled Source, 226 (Monograph). SDV339821.

Windmill mentioned.


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

Circular feature shown at SS41992567 on aerial photograph.


Donn, B., 1965, A Map of the County of Devon, 1765 (Reprint) (Monograph). SDV336413.

Marked on this map


Minchinton, W. + Parsons, S., 1971 - 1973, Further Windmills in Devon, 107 (Article in Serial). SDV13006.

The site of a former windmill at Abbotsham Cross, Abbotsham, not to be confused with the windmill at Tealter in the same parish. This mill is marked on Donn's map of Devon in 1765. 'Windmill Field' is noted on the Tithe Apportionment plan.


Minchinton, W., 1977, Windmills of Devon, 36 (Monograph). SDV12997.

Nearby Bowood Farm was shown as Windmill Farm on the first series Ordnance Survey map.


King, A. C., 1979, Bideford Bypass Survey (Report - Survey). SDV1506.

Field name on 1840 Tithe Map. Windmill Field. Noted on 1979 DCRA survey. Sited at NGR SS 42032574. Other details: No. 21.


Meade, H. M., 1982, Site of windmill (Worksheet). SDV339774.

Slight mound in south east corner of field. Sited at NGR SS42012562
Shown on Tithe Apportionment Map field 437 as Windmill Field.


Unknown, 1982 - 2007, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV338534.

Marked on Greenwoods map of 1824 but with no symbol for a windmill. Marked on the first series OS map as Windmill Farm, later Bowood Farm.


Meade, H. M., 1988, Untitled Source (Un-published). SDV18523.


Exeter Archaeology, 2000, Archaeological Assessment and Watching Brief of SWW Moorhead to Cornborough Water Main, North Devon, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV344592.

Other details: Figure 1, site 21.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Windmill recorded on Donn's map of 1765 and Tithe Map/Apportionment (1840). Slight mound visible in SE corner of field in 1982.


RPS Planning & Development, 2013, Atlantic Array Offshore Wind Farm. Enviornmental Statement Volume 4. Annex 8.2: Desk Based Assessment, 13, 23: Site 25 (Report - Assessment). SDV357386.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV12997Monograph: Minchinton, W.. 1977. Windmills of Devon. Windmills of Devon. A5 Paperback. 36.
SDV13006Article in Serial: Minchinton, W. + Parsons, S.. 1971 - 1973. Further Windmills in Devon. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 32. Unknown. 107.
SDV1506Report - Survey: King, A. C.. 1979. Bideford Bypass Survey. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Unknown.
SDV18523Un-published: Meade, H. M.. 1988. Parish Checklist. Worksheet.
SDV336413Monograph: Donn, B.. 1965. A Map of the County of Devon, 1765 (Reprint). A Map of the County of Devon, 1765 (Reprint). Hardback Volume.
SDV338534Worksheet: Unknown. 1982 - 2007. Worksheet.
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 8.
SDV339772Cartographic: Unknown. 1840. Abbotsham. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Map (Paper).
SDV339774Worksheet: Meade, H. M.. 1982. Site of windmill. Worksheet. [Mapped feature: #9267 ]
SDV339821Monograph: Chope, R. P.. 1920 - 1921. Windmills in Devon and Cornwall. Unknown. 226.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
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. 5.
SDV357386Report - Assessment: RPS Planning & Development. 2013. Atlantic Array Offshore Wind Farm. Enviornmental Statement Volume 4. Annex 8.2: Desk Based Assessment. RWE Npower Renewables. 6.4.8.2. Digital. 13, 23: Site 25.

Associated Monuments

MDV18272Related to: Tealter Windmill, Abbotsham (Monument)
MDV11733Related to: TOWER in the Parish of Abbotsham (Monument)
MDV106687Related to: Windmill Field, South-West of Bowood House, Abbotsham. (Monument)

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:Jun 7 2017 1:28PM