HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV19782
Name:Keyberry Mill, Newton Abbot


The site of Keyberry Mill is now part of a housing estate. The mill, demolished in the 1970s, once had two waterwheels and three pairs of stones.


Grid Reference:SX 869 704
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishWOLBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/110

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Keyberry Mill (Corn) marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 109SE* (Cartographic). SDV336786.

Fielder, M. E., 1934, Old Time Survivals in Devon, 360-1 (Article in Serial). SDV336455.

Kayberry Mill is reputed to be of Saxon origin. It retains an early round-headed window. The old English monolithic millstones have been displaced by French millstones, which are composite and harder being composed of irregular segments of French burr, converging to an octagonal centre, which is itself irregularly segmented. One face of the stone is grooved or furrowed after it is faced, while the rim of the millstone is bound with an iron tyre, either in one broad ring, or two or three narrow rings. A composition millstone is also in use for fine grinding. Mill is still as originally built. Same waterwheels used.

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

Site visit 1965. Mill working.

Weddell, P. J., 1985, The Excavation of Medieval and Later Houses at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, 77-103 (Article in Serial). SDV338225.

Presumably the mill mentioned in Domesday Book as paying five shillings.

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

Other details: No. 102.

Watts, S., 2003, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV349156.

The mill has been demolished, probably in the early 1970s, and some of the machinery removed to Ugbrook Park.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 284 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Described in a fire insurance policy of 1800 as being of stone and timber with a slate roof with waterwheels and millstones. In 1882 it had two waterwheels and three pairs of stones. The mill has now gone, the site under a housing estate named after it.

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. 40.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 284.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #82597 ]
SDV336455Article in Serial: Fielder, M. E.. 1934. Old Time Survivals in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 66. A5 Paperback. 360-1.
SDV336786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 109SE*. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV338225Article in Serial: Weddell, P. J.. 1985. The Excavation of Medieval and Later Houses at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 43. Paperback Volume. 77-103.
SDV349156Personal Comment: Watts, S.. 2003. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV52530Related to: Ford Leat, Newton Abbot (Monument)
MDV49949Related to: SAW MILL in the Parish of Chudleigh (Monument)
MDV18438Related to: Town Mills, Totnes (Monument)
MDV52529Related to: Weir on the Aller Brook, Newton Abbot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2018 3:21PM