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HER Number:MDV20648
Name:Owlacombe Corn Mill


Former corn mill.


Grid Reference:SS 573 167
Map Sheet:SS51NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRoborough
Ecclesiastical ParishROBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS51NE/31

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 30SE (Cartographic). SDV335727.

'Owlacombe Corn Mill' shown.

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

Owlacombe Mill, shown with millpond at SS57361670, and leat.

University of the Third Age, 1995, Watermills in North Devon 1994, 92 (Monograph). SDV74915.

Mill no longer exists. Millstones are supposed to be at Owlacombe Farm. Wheelpit has been cemented in. A 9" Victorian glazed pipe, which used to feed water to the sluice from the now overgrown millpond, is still extant. Last used 1920. A print showing it in use is held by Barnstaple Library.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 43.40 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 310 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Owlacombe Mill described in a sale of 2000 as situated along the banks of Whitsleigh Water a tributary of the river Torridge, with the remains of 'an ancient mill pond' .

Sources / Further Reading

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. 43.40.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 310.
SDV335727Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 30SE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV74915Monograph: University of the Third Age. 1995. Watermills in North Devon 1994. Watermills in North Devon 1994. A5 Paperback. 92.

Associated Monuments

MDV34965Related to: Millpond at Owlacombe Corn Mill (Monument)
MDV69738Related to: Owlascombe Mill Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 11 2008 11:24AM