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HER Number:MDV21155
Name:Slapton, Gara Mill


Gara Mill is stone built and whitewashed with a slate roof. It forms one range with the mill cottage and is now a guest house. Had an overshot waterwheel. No other machinery apparently remains.


Grid Reference:SX 817 479
Map Sheet:SX84NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSlapton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSLAPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX84NW/10

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILL (XVI to XXI - 1501 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1907/1963, Untitled Source, 133NW(1907) (Cartographic). SDV146021.

'Garabridge Corn Mill' shown on 1907 and 1963 6" OS maps.

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

Gara Mill on river Gara. Waterwheel overshot, cast iron. By-pass water supply. No machinery remains. Building, stone with slate roof. Present use as guest house. 19th century. Other details: Gazetteer. Site visit 1973.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 19 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: 7.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 160 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Documentary references from 1820 to 1836. Mill and cottage in one range. Three storey mill, built of stone and white washed, with a slate roof. There is a 1559 datestone on the building. Other details: Draft.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV146021Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907/1963. 6". 133NW(1907).
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 19.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 160.
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV44810Related to: Garabridge Corn Mill, Leat (Monument)
MDV44809Related to: River Gara, Weir (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 27 2006 9:21AM