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HER Number:MDV21172
Name:Capton Mill, Dittisham


Capton Mill is mentioned in directories from the second half of the 19th century and is shown as a corn mill on the first and second edition Ordnance Survey maps.


Grid Reference:SX 831 535
Map Sheet:SX85SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDittisham
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDITTISHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SW/15

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Earlier than, XIX - 1857 AD to 1857 AD)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

'mill' and 'mill leat' shown on os 6" 1904 revision of 1885. 'capton mill' shown on os 6" 1962 (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV172802.

Des=os 6" (1904) 127se.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV172803.

Pim, r. /kingsbridge history society recorder/9(1993)13/water power in the south hams/in smr.

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

Capton Corn Mill marked.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 8.9 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 69 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Millers at Capton Mill are recorded in directories for the second half of the 19th century.
Site visit May 1996. There is no obvious leat visible and if the mill survives then it is used as a small store room next to the cottage.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV172802Migrated Record:
SDV172803Migrated Record:
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 8.9.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 69.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #83018 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV108234Related to: Capton Mill Leat, Dittisham (Monument)
MDV108235Related to: Capton Mill Pond, Dittisham (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 23 2014 1:45PM