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HER Number:MDV21336
Name:Nymet Rowland, Nymet Mill


Nymet Mill still retains its waterwheel and much of its machinery.


Grid Reference:SS 711 091
Map Sheet:SS70NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNymet Rowland
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNYMET ROWLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS70NW/38

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1906, Untitled Source, 43SW (Cartographic). SDV48223.

'Corn Mill' shown on 1906 6" OS map.

1973, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV50720.

'Nymet Mill' shown on 1973 6" OS map.

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

Site visit c1973. Gristmill. Building has two-storeys. Lower part of building is stone. Upper part timber. Asbestos roof. Has a breast shot wheel 13ft by 4ft 8in. Cast iron rim, 12 oak spokes, 36 buckets. Two pairs of stones. All machinery in good condition. All millers tools and carts present.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 36 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: 140.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 256-257 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Documentary references 1809-1847. Directory entries 1842-1939. The mill is described as having two pairs of stones in 1815 and three pairs in 1842. The waterwheel was cast by Bodleys of Exeter for B Webber, Millwright, Nymet Rowland whose name appears on the shrouds. The gearing is still in situ. Two pairs of millstones apparently survive. The mill, from evidence of blocked up shaft holes, once had two waterwheels. Other details: Draft Report.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 36.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 256-257.
SDV48223Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 6". 43SW.
SDV50720Cartographic: 1973. 6".
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV35202Related to: Nymet Mill, Leat (Monument)
MDV64055Related to: Nymet Rowland, Beebole (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 3 2006 4:34PM