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HER Number:MDV21142
Name:MILL in the Parish of East Allington


Flear mills.


Grid Reference:SX 765 461
Map Sheet:SX74NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishEast Allington
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST ALLINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX74NE/23

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

'flear mill (corn disused)' shown an os 25" (1880s) map as a group of buildings between the mill leat running north to south to the west and a stream to the east (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV173242.

Flear mills.

1963, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV173244.

Vis='flear mill' shown on os 6" (1904). Disused mill shown on os 6" (1963) (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV173247.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV173248.

Des=os 6"(1904)sheet 132se.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV173249.

Pim,r. /kingsbridge history society recorder/9(1993)12/water power in the south hams/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV173250.

Bodman,m. /water-powered sites in devon/(1998)19,26/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV173251.

Des=os 25" (1880s).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV173252.

Des=bodman,m. /watermills and other water-powered sites in devon/(september 2003)159/interim draft report in smr.

DCC MILLS SURVEY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178159.

Vis=estimated -/-/1973 (anon).17th century gristmill converted to saw mill.(dcc mills survey).

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

A fulling mill was mentioned at 'upper fleare' in 1613, three grist mills in 'fleer' in 1624, two grist mills in 'lower fleare' in 1651 and a fulling mill and grist mills at 'higher flear mills' in 1663. In 1795 'flear mills' was described as consisting of a farmhouse and '150 acres of land meadow and orchard', with a stable and pigsties as well as 'water grist and corn mills'. In 1878 the mill machinery, stones and waterwheel were complete but a few years later it was 'disused' (bodman).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV173242Migrated Record:
SDV173244Report - Survey: 1963.
SDV173247Migrated Record:
SDV173248Migrated Record:
SDV173249Migrated Record:
SDV173250Migrated Record:
SDV173251Migrated Record:
SDV173252Migrated Record:
SDV178159Migrated Record: DCC MILLS SURVEY.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV68422Related to: Leat in the Parish of Buckland-Tout-Saints, East Allington, Frogmore and Sherford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 9 2019 3:16PM