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HER Number:MDV21158
Name:Middle Blackpool Mill, Stoke Fleming


Middle Blackpool Mill is one of four former water mills with associated ponds and leats between Riversbridge and Blackpool Sands.


Grid Reference:SX 851 484
Map Sheet:SX84NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStoke Fleming
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOKE FLEMING

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX84NE/7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Unknown date)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Middle Blackpool Corn Mill' marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. Also marked on 1904 6 inch map. Marked as 'Mill' on 1962 map.

Ordnance Survey, 1938, 133NE. Revision of 1904 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition (Cartographic). SDV337495.

Ordnance Survey, 1962, SX84NE (Cartographic). SDV338030.

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

Blackpool Mill. Corn Mill. Circa 1500. Stone with slate roof. New wheel fitted recently, cast iron with closed paddles. Runner stone and bedstone survive. By-pass water supply.

Pim, R., 1993, Water Power in the South Hams, 13 (Article in Serial). SDV141019.

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

Other details: 2.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 306 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Blackpool Mill mentioned in a document of 1798 as consisting of a 'mill house, and three pair of stones in full work, bolting mill, hoisting and hutches'. Also a 'kitchen, parlour, bake-hoouse with large oven, dairy, cellar; four lodging rooms with large garret over, barn; stable sufficient for seven horse'. In 1996 part of the overshot waterwheel remained and the leat was visible through a glass section running under the sitting room floor. The leat was fed from two streams and new sluices were installed c1994. The property was sold in 2001 as a 400 year old mill with surviving machinery and an old granary. 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. 13.
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. 306.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337495Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 133NE. Revision of 1904 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV338030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1962. SX84NE. 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.

Associated Monuments

MDV21157Related to: Embridge Mill, Stoke Fleming (Monument)
MDV21160Related to: Higher Blackpool Mill, Stoke Fleming (Monument)
MDV21159Related to: Lower Blackpool Mill or Blackpool Mill Farm, Stoke Fleming (Monument)
MDV44838Related to: Millpond above Middle Blackpool Mill, Stoke Fleming (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 8 2008 12:47PM