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HER Number:MDV21287
Name:Brook Mill

Summary

Mill on River Tavy south of Tavistock, 19th century with earlier origins. Had two waterwheels in early 19th century.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 477 730
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/111

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (XVI to XIX - 1501 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Brook Mill (Corn)' marked.


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

19th century gristmill.


Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 30.18 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Leats to 'Brook Mills' were excavated by W. Crowndle in 1677. In 1810 'Brook Mills' was described as having a 'substantial dwelling house' with an orchard and two water wheels to drive the mills.


Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 219-20 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.


Context One Archaeological Services, 2009, 142-152 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon: An Archaeological Watching Brief, 3; figure 1, site 6. (Report - Watching Brief). SDV344587.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 30.18.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 219-20.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344587Report - Watching Brief: Context One Archaeological Services. 2009. 142-152 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon: An Archaeological Watching Brief. Context One Archaeological Services Report. COAS/WBF/09/PRD. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3; figure 1, site 6..
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83064 ]
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4694 - Archaeological Watching Brief at 142-152 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon

Date Last Edited:Sep 27 2012 2:06PM