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HER Number:MDV21129
Name:Orcheton Mill


Orcheton Corn Mill was shown on 19th century map and as disused on early 20th century map


Grid Reference:SX 635 498
Map Sheet:SX64NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishModbury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMODBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX6349
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX64NW/21

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CORN MILL (Unknown date)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1906, 131NW (Cartographic). SDV158332.

Orcheton Mill marked as 'Cornmill (disused)' on 1906 map.

Ordnance Survey, 1967, SX65SW (Cartographic). SDV340897.

'Orcheton Mill (disused)' shown on 1967 map.

Devon County Council, 1974, Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer (Report - Survey). SDV83967.

19th century gristmill.

National Monuments Record, 1979, SX6349, SF1457/216 (Aerial Photograph). SDV173101.

Aerial photograph shows possible dam surviving as an earthwork at SX63494983. Could it have been a former tidemill (now beyond tidal limit)?

Snell, R., 1986, Green Lanes in Devon Project (Un-published). SDV8442.

Pim, R., 1993, Water Power in the South Hams (Article in Serial). SDV141019.

Pim refers to 'Orcheton Mill' as being at SX635548.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 12 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: 3.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 96 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Orcheton Mill was still working in the 1870s. F. Wyatt is listed as miller in 1873 and E. Steer in 1878. Other details: Draft Report.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV141019Article in Serial: Pim, R.. 1993. Water Power in the South Hams. Kingsbridge History Society Recorder. 9. Unknown.
SDV158332Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 131NW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV173101Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. SX6349. National Monuments Record Photograph. Photograph (Paper). SF1457/216.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 12.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 96.
SDV340897Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1967. SX65SW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound.
SDV8442Un-published: Snell, R.. 1986. Green Lanes in Devon Project. Green Lanes in Devon Project. Not applicable. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 15 2008 10:00AM