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HER Number:MDV19631
Name:Bickleigh Mill, near Tiverton


Bickleigh Mill is now a craft centre but the machinery has been restored with an undershot waterwheel from Dulverton. In the mid 19th century the mill had two waterwheels driving five pairs of stones. A mill at Bickleigh is referred to in Domesday Survey.


Grid Reference:SS 938 074
Map Sheet:SS90NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBickleigh (MD)
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBICKLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS90NW/27

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Unknown date)

Full description

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

'Bickleigh Mills (Corn)' marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. Building shown but not named on 1972 1:10,000 map. Leat also shown.

Ordnance Survey, 1972, SS90NW (Cartographic). SDV338409.

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

Domesday cornmill in present use as a craft centre. Has an undershot wheel of cast iron, 10ft by 2ft. Leat comes from a weir 0.5 to 0.75 miles away. Tail race rejoins river Exe. Machinery was originally in Dulverton

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

Mill reconstructed and working. Now the centre of a 'rural crafts' operation.

Griffith, F. M., 1991, DAP/TZ, 7-11 (Aerial Photograph). SDV338408.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 14 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: No 47.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 102 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Sale notice in Exeter Flying Post, 15 February 1849, states that the mill 'contains five pair of stones, worked by two water wheels'. A subsequent sale notice in 1869 also referred to five pairs of stones and that the 'mill house, dwelling house and buildings are stone built and slated and in good repair'.

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. 14.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 102.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338408Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1991. DAP/TZ. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 7-11.
SDV338409Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1972. SS90NW. Ordnance Survey 1:10000 map. Map (Paper).
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV126923Related to: Bickleigh Mill Weir (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 14 2019 3:30PM