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HER Number:MDV19672
Name:Castle Mill, Berry Pomeroy


Castle Mill an 18th water mill to the west of Berry Pomeroy Castle


Grid Reference:SX 836 623
Map Sheet:SX86SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBerry Pomeroy
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBERRY POMEROY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86SW/111
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1963, Ordnance Survey 6 inch map (Cartographic). SDV166087.

'Castle Mill' shown on OS 6" 1963. 'Sawmill Cottage' nearby.

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

Visited in 1965 when Afton Mill was empty.

Department of Environment, 1985, Berry Pomeroy, 2 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV165313.

Disused water mill and adjoining miller's house. The mill is circa 18th century or earlier. Stone rubble, partly rendered. Corrugated asbestos sheet roof with gabled ends. Situated on sloping ground, two and three storeys. Some hollow-chamfered stone windows with hoodmoulds probably reused from Berry Pomeroy Castle qv. On the north side a three-light hollow-chamfered window with hoodmould with fleuron stops. At the lower end of the mill a wide segmental arched doorway. Lower two-storey wing at right angles to south-west, is a three-window range with slate roof. 18th century fixed-light windows with glazing bars and wooden lintels. Truncated projecting chimney stack at rear (north) of this wing. Interior: at the higher end of the old north range a chamfered ceiling beam and chamfered joists. 19th century house adjoining north may incorporate some earlier material. None of the machinery survives.

Brown, S., 1998, Berry Pomeroy: Archaeological Survey for Presentation, 41; Appendix 3: 103 (Report - Survey). SDV341290.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 8,40 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

'Castle Mill' mentioned in 1819.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 69 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Castle Mill in Berry Pomeroy was mentioned in the Exeter Flying Post on 12th August 1819.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV12998Un-published: Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. 1982. Mills Index. Mills Index. A4 Stapled.
SDV165313List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1985. Berry Pomeroy. Historic Houses Register. 2.
SDV166087Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 8,40.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 69.
SDV341290Report - Survey: Brown, S.. 1998. Berry Pomeroy: Archaeological Survey for Presentation. Stewart Brown Associates Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 41; Appendix 3: 103.

Associated Monuments

MDV9051Related to: Berry Pomeroy Castle (Building)
MDV47747Related to: Mill Pond to north-west of Berry Pomeroy Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3799 - Berry Pomeroy: Archaeological survey for presentation

Date Last Edited:May 8 2019 6:05PM