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HER Number:MDV18878
Name:Talewater Mill


18C Talewater Mill possibly on the site of a Domesday mill


Grid Reference:SY 081 997
Map Sheet:SY09NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTalaton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTALATON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY09NE/43
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILL (XI to XXI - 1001 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, OS SY09NE 22, OS SY09NE 22 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV116055.

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 69NE, OS 6" 69NE (Cartographic). SDV335886.

'Corn Mill (Disused)' shown on OS 6" (1906) map.

Ordnance Survey, 1972, Untitled Source, OS 6" (Cartographic). SDV22879.

'Talewater Mill' shown on OS 6" (1972) map & later called 'Colletts Mill'.

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

Other details: Visited in 1973.

Phillips, M. C. + Wilson, R. E., 1978 - 1981, Water Mills in East Devon, 114 (Article in Serial). SDV102852.

Talewater Mill, Talaton, a former watermill which may be on the site of a mill noted in the Domesday survey. Otherwise the earliest documentary evidence is in deeds of 1749. Thereafter the mill was in use till 1939, although powered latterly by gas or diesel engines. There is a surviving three-storey mill building of brick, stone, and slate, although nothing remains of machinery including former overshot wheel. Water supplied direct from River Tale leaving the old river course largely dry. Grist mill.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 21,22 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 176-7 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

'Talewater Mills' mentioned in a sale notice of 1810 as flour & grist mills with a house & stable.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV102852Article in Serial: Phillips, M. C. + Wilson, R. E.. 1978 - 1981. Water Mills in East Devon. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 34. Unknown. 114.
SDV116055Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OS SY09NE 22. OS SY09NE 22. OS SY09NE 22.
SDV22879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1972. 6". OS 6".
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 21,22.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 176-7.
SDV335886Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 69NE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper). OS 6" 69NE.
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 15 2020 4:12PM