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HER Number:MDV21134
Name:Union Mill, Ivybridge


Union Corn Mills, Ivybridge.


Grid Reference:SX 636 561
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIvybridge
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishERMINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/111

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

’union corn mills’ shown on os 25” (1880s) map as a group of buildings on the west bank of the ‘river erme’ to the north of ‘ivybridge paper mills’ (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV172690.

Town mills.

1966, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV172692.

'union corn mills' indicated on os 6" (1907). 'cornmills' indicated on os 6" (1966) (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV172698.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV172699.

Des=os 6"(1907)125nw.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV172700.

Des=bodman, m. /water powered sites in devon/(1998)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV172701.

Des=harris, w. B/tda/127(dec 1995)259-286/hydro-electricity in devon: past present and future.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV172702.

Des=watts, s. /(9/12/2002)/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV172703.

Des=os 25” (1880s).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV172704.

Des=chitty, g.(mpp electricity)/step 4 report/(-/6/2000)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV172705.

Des=bodman, m. /watermills and other water-powered sites in devon/(september 2003)99/interim draft report in smr.

HARRIS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22166.

In 1916 a water turbine, a gas turbine + storage batteries were installed at union mills to generate electricity for ivybridge. Water was taken at night + at weekends for generation when not required for the mill (harris).

CHITTY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV25569.

Vis=est-/-/2000(chitty) union mills. Site of former mill adapted for early c.20 hydroelectric power generation. Now destroyed by development (chitty).

Anonymous, Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV76927.

Vis=estimated -/-/1973 (anon) 19th century. Gristmill (anon).

WATTS, Untitled Source (Unspecified Type). SDV81027.

Union mill built 1871 as a co-operative mill. In 1894 it had 4 pairs of stones. Now demolished. Site was cleared and in use as a car park by 1985 (watts).

Trueman, M., 1994 - 1998, Electric Power Generation, Step 1, Step 3 & Step 3 Report Update (Report - non-specific). SDV335661.

Union Town Mills. Former Mill building, with wooden water-wheel and aqueduct, that was adapted for hydro-electric power to supply the town. The site has been redeveloped and there are unlikely to be any remains.

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

’union’ or ‘town mills’ in ivybridge described in 1878 as newly erected water powered flour mill (bodman).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV172690Migrated Record:
SDV172692Migrated Record: 1966.
SDV172698Migrated Record:
SDV172699Migrated Record:
SDV172700Migrated Record:
SDV172701Migrated Record:
SDV172702Migrated Record:
SDV172703Migrated Record:
SDV172704Migrated Record:
SDV172705Migrated Record:
SDV22166Migrated Record: HARRIS.
SDV25569Migrated Record: CHITTY.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV335661Report - non-specific: Trueman, M.. 1994 - 1998. Electric Power Generation, Step 1, Step 3 & Step 3 Report Update. English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Steps 1 and 3 Report. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV76927Monograph: Anonymous.

Associated Monuments

MDV128614Related to: Leat to Union Corn Mills, Ivybridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 4 2023 9:30AM