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HER Number:MDV19752
Name:Oakford Mill


Oakford mill.


Grid Reference:SS 919 218
Map Sheet:SS92SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOakford
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOAKFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS92SW/13
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 96797

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILL (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV46738.

Oakford mill. Powered presumably by leat from river exe: weir at ss91902212.

Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV46741.

Vis=mill and adjoining house. Probably early c19, but likely to be on the site of a domesday mill. Whitewashed stone rubble; bitumen-painted slate roof, gables at ends; left end stack with brick shaft, lateral stack with brick shaft to rear wing.

ROOFED OVER, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV46742.

Vis=plan: l plan, the front block divided between the mill, to the right, and domestic use, to the left which extends into the rear left wing.1 room plan c20 infill in the right angle between the front block and rear wing; c20 single-storey lean-to against left return. Conspicuously-sited on the roadside with oakford bridge over the exe to the left and a small bridge over the leat to the right. The leat powers an undershot water wheel (roofed over) at the right end of the front block.

Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV46743.

Vis=exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front with a c20 timber door to left of centre giving access to the mill and a first floor timber loading door to right centre.3 first floor early c19 windows with rounded arches and pretty 2-light small-pane timber casements with rounded heads.2-light small pane timber casements to the ground floor. The domestic part of the building is entered on the left return, through the c20 lean-to; the left return has 1 early c19 first floor rounded arched window with similar glazing to those on the front. At the right end of the main block the building projects over the leat with 2 round arches, the left arch feeds the leat to the wheel, the right hand arch is a sluice gate.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV46745.

Des=spab mills index(1982)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV46746.

Des=dcc/survey of watermills in devon/(1974)gazetteer.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV46747.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV46749.

Des=os 6" (1906) 24sw.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

Vis=interior: mill only inspected. Iron wheel with timber floats and wheelshaft. Considerable survival of machinery on 3 floors including the gearing for a spurwheel drive arrangement; sack hoist and sack-hoist doors; grindstone; timber hopper and a series of timber chutes. The collar rafter trusses are probably early c19 (doe)

DCC MILLS SURVEY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178159.

Vis=est 1973 (anon). Mill of white-washed cobstone used at present as a dwelling. Has two storeys and slate roof. Wooden undershot wheel 8' x 3'6". Leat still operative, and all machinery intact (dcc mills survey).

SPAB, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV244259.

Vis=-/-/1965 (spab). Mill working (spab).

Keene, B., 1993, Hamlet - Oakford Bridge (Worksheet). SDV358699.

Undershot wooden wheel in its pit; machinery present in the millhouse. Disused since 1964.

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

Child, P., 2000, LBC for Internal Alterations, Oakfordbridge Mill (Correspondence). SDV347001.

Ground floor machinery survives.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1142Migrated Record:
SDV178159Migrated Record: DCC MILLS SURVEY.
SDV244259Migrated Record: SPAB.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV347001Correspondence: Child, P.. 2000. LBC for Internal Alterations, Oakfordbridge Mill. Letter to Local Planning Authority. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV358699Worksheet: Keene, B.. 1993. Hamlet - Oakford Bridge. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV46738Migrated Record:
SDV46741Report - Survey:
SDV46742Report - Survey: ROOFED OVER.
SDV46743Report - Survey:
SDV46745Migrated Record:
SDV46746Migrated Record:
SDV46747Migrated Record:
SDV46749Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV49958Related to: Oakfordbridge Weir, Oakford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 15 2019 10:30AM