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HER Number:MDV19676
Name:Ingsdon Mills, Ilsington


A former corn mill described in 1807 as having two waterwheels. It latterly had a single large overshot wheel but this together with the machinery has now gone.


Grid Reference:SX 822 719
Map Sheet:SX87SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SW/62
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Built, XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Mill and millhouse depicted.

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

Ingsdon Mills (Corn) marked.

Ordnance Survey, 1938, 109SW. Revision of 1904 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition (Cartographic). SDV336783.

Department of Environment, 1952, Newton Abbot RD, 59 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV304573.

Three storey rubble built, large overshot wheel at rear on heavy shaft. House on side of mill.

Ordnance Survey, 1964, SX87SW (Cartographic). SDV338556.

Old Mill Leat marked.

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

Ingsdon Mill. Now empty.

Department of Environment, 1986, Ilsington, 54 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV302008.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 40.88 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 283 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

A fire insurance policy dated 1807 refers to 'the water wheels, standing and going gear, millstones etc'. The mill had been gutted of machinery and was being used for storage by 1964.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Ingsdon Mill and Mill House. House, formerly a mill and mill house. Probably C18 or early C19 with later additions. Solid rendered walls, probably of stone. Slated roofs; mill building half-hipped, addition to right with lean-to roof. Mill house has stone chimneystack with tapered top on left-hand gable. 3-storeys; addition to right 2-storied. Building is in 3 sections: tall mill block in centre with slightly lower mill house to left and lean-to of uncertain date and function to right. Mill house is 3 windows wide, all the windows having been boarded up. Doorway to right has 4-panel door, the 2 lower panels flush, the 2 upper panels now glazed. Plank porch with lean-to roof of corrugated plastic. Mill block is 2 windows wide. Ground storey has old plank door and plain old door frame in centre; old 2-light wood mullioned at either side, unglazed but with vertical iron bar in centre of each light. In centre of second storey a former loading door, now a window; C20 gabled wood canopy above it. 1 window to right of it and 2 in third storey, all with C20 wood casements of 2 lights, each light with 2 panes. Lean-to is 1 window wide. Ground storey has a C20 plank door in an old frame. Second storey has a 1-light C20 wood window. Wheel at rear of mill block has been removed, but pit remains. Interior not inspected.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV12998Un-published: Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. 1982. Mills Index. Mills Index. A4 Stapled.
SDV302008List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Ilsington. Historic Houses Register. 54.
SDV304573List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1952. Newton Abbot RD. Historic Houses Register. A4 Single Sheet. 59.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 40.88.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 283.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336783Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 109SW. Revision of 1904 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV338556Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1964. SX87SW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV52236Related to: Leat to Ingsdon Mills, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV107109Related to: Weir 154 metres west of Mill Cross Bridge, Bickington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 27 2020 9:14AM