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HER Number:MDV20561
Name:Bickleigh Mill


Mill structure due south of grenoven (bridge) and immediately above shaugh bridge on the west bank of the meavy.


Grid Reference:SX 532 637
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBickleigh (SH)
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictSouth Hams
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBICKLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and structural remains of 19th century Ferro Ceramic Mine as well as remains of 16th century Bickleigh Mill, wheelpit and associated leat north of Shaugh Bridge

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/73
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILL (XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)

Full description

BRIDGE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV155516.

Mill structure due south of grenoven (bridge) and immediately above shaugh bridge on the west bank of the meavy.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV155522.

Des=worksheet(E. M. Phillips 1978). Vis=31/10/1978 (masson phillips). The old manor pound mill. A rectangular enclosure with slotted supports for waterwheel. First visited by d. A. With r. H. Worth. Now in ruined and overgrown state (worksheet). This site appears to have been 'discovered' independently by v. Gray.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV155523.

Greeves, t. /the devon tin industry 1450-1750/(1981)/unpublished phd thesis/appendix no 1,no 38.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV155524.

Des=worksheet(greeves + gray 1983). Vis=9/3/1983 (greeves, t. And gray, v. ). Wheelpit at north end with rectangular structure on south side of wheelpit. Massive slotted stones parallel with long axis of wheelpit. Evidence of stone split by wedges or "wedge and groove" method (pre 1800). The leat supplying the mill appears to have had its headweir at sx53406394. Xvi or xvii century but may be earlier. Site may be identified with "bickleigh mill" as a tinwork is recorded in this area in early xvii century.(worksheet).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV155525.

Copeland, g. W. /tda/75(1943)97/12th report of the plymouth and district branch.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV155526.

Des=gray, v. /parish checklist/plan. Vis=bickleigh mill is mentioned in various documents dating back to the 16th century. See worksheet for full details (checklist). Vis=1/4/1983 (gray). Remains of mill building, wheel pit and leat (gray).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV155527.

Gray, v. /tda/120(1983)81-86/bickleigh mill on the river meavey/figs 1-3.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 23,14 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Site of mill at Shaugh Prior Ferro-ceramic works on the River Plym.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155516Migrated Record: BRIDGE.
SDV155522Migrated Record:
SDV155523Migrated Record:
SDV155524Migrated Record:
SDV155525Migrated Record:
SDV155526Migrated Record:
SDV155527Migrated Record:
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 23,14.

Associated Monuments

MDV42443Related to: Bickleigh Mill Leat (Monument)
MDV28557Related to: Ruined Willake farmhouse, Bickleigh (South Hams) (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2023 12:01PM