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HER Number:MDV19123
Name:Edge Mill, Littleham


Recorded as an edge or blade mill in the 16th century, the mill is marked as a corn mill on the 1880s-1890s and 1904-1906 25 inch Ordnance Survey maps, latterly disused.


Grid Reference:SS 448 229
Map Sheet:SS42SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLittleham
Civil ParishMonkleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishLITTLEHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42SW/27

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (First mentioned, XVI - 1563 AD to 1563 AD)

Full description

WATERMILLS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18616.

Vis=estimated -/-/1994 (watermills) though there is no machinery and no wheel, there remains a stone building, used as a store room. Where the wheel used to be, some unsightly breeze blocks have been used to make good the wall. The leat is filled in, it used to come across the road from a pond above the cottages and discharge into the river (watermills).

Rouge et Noir, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV2032.

Edge mill, littleham. Four documentary references between 1563 and 1603 are made to a blade or edge mill on the manor of monkleigh. In 1567 the 'edge' mill is described as having "the bridge there called red bridge" beside it. Rudha bridge and mill and edge mill still survive as names in the valley of the yeo.(rouge et noir).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV21239.

Rouge et noir/dcnq/20(1938-1939)318/'blade' or 'edge' mill on monkleigh manor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV21242.

Watermills in north devon 1994/(1995)43/in smr.

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

Corn Mill marked.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Corn Mill (Disused) marked.

University of Southampton, 2018, North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment, No. 432 (Interpretation). SDV361978.

Marked as a corn mill on Ordnance Survey 25 inch maps, although noted to be disused on 1904 revision.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Edge Mill marked.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV18616Migrated Record: WATERMILLS.
SDV2032Migrated Record: Rouge et Noir.
SDV21239Migrated Record:
SDV21242Migrated Record:
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV361978Interpretation: University of Southampton. 2018. North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. RCZAS. Digital. No. 432.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 19 2019 2:51PM