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HER Number:MDV21355
Name:Doccombe Mill, Moretonhampstead

Summary

Doccombe Mill is possibly of medieval origin. The present building, however, is thought to be of 17th century date, although modernised and rebuilt. The mill was disused by the beginning of the 20th century and no machinery remains. It was latterly in use as a guest house.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 779 869
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NE/77

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILL (Early Medieval to XXI - 1066 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Doccombe Corn Mill' marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Ordnance Survey, 1906, 90NE (Cartographic). SDV336715.

'Doccombe Corn Mill (Disused)' marked on 1906 6 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Department of Environment, 1955, Newton Abbot RD, 86 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV305993.

17th century. Modernised and partly rebuilt but some old features remain. Blocked doorway with elliptical oak doorhead in basement. Old circular stairs and oven bulge. Building is of rubble with slate roof. Now no trace of mill except water channel and old plummer block. Stone chimney centre ridge of roof. Other details: Listed Grade III.


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

?13th century cornmill in present use as a guest house. Course of leat clear but no machinery remains. Some was sent to Sticklepath.


Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 39 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: No 34.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 39.
SDV305993List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1955. Newton Abbot RD. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 86.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336715Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1906. 90NE. Second Edition 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: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 6 2018 12:27PM