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HER Number:MDV21325
Name:Bark Mill, Newton Abbot


Bark Mill marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. Now converted to housing.


Grid Reference:SX 863 717
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishHIGHWEEK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/165

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARK MILL (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Bark Mill' shown 19th century map as a long rectangular building along the north side of the leat with a small square extension to the northwest.

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

The early 20th century map shows a large rectangular extension to the northwest side of 'Bark Mill'.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 41 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: 113d.

1st Engineers Reports Limited, 2003, Conversion of Bark Mill (Correspondence). SDV338356.

Shown as 'leathworks' on 20th century surveys. The external walls, openings and roof construction of original building remain. Building due for conversion to six cottages.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 271 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Probably served by 18th century leat. 'Bark Mill' believed to have been used in the tanning industry. 'Bark Mill' was the final mill to make use of the leat before it joined the river.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 41.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 271.
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). [Mapped feature: #83079 ]
SDV338356Correspondence: 1st Engineers Reports Limited. 2003. Conversion of Bark Mill. Letter to A. M. Dick. Letter + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV21324Related to: Leats in Newton Abbot (Monument)
MDV42006Related to: Sherborne Mill, Newton Abbot (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 12 2012 12:32PM