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HER Number:MDV26513
Name:Morchard Bishop, Bugford Mill


Bugford Mill, formerly known as Bugbear Mill, still retains its waterwheel and much of its machinery.


Grid Reference:SS 737 074
Map Sheet:SS70NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMorchard Bishop
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMORCHARD BISHOP

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS70NW/43

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

'Bugbear Mill (Corn)' marked on 1880s first edition 25" OS map.

Mrs. Mills, 1985, Oral report (Personal Comment). SDV50994.

Bugford Mill is one of the principal mills in the parish. Waterwheel survives. Currently being restored with advice from Professor Minchinton.

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

Other details: 130.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 238-239 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Documentary references in 1681 and 1700. In 1867 the Old Quay Foundry, Exeter, turned the gudgeon for Robert Cann of 'Bugbear Mills'. Stephen Cann was the miller in 1878. Waterwheel, together with pitwheel and upright shaft with wallower, crownwheel and layshaft drive survive. The spurwheel and stone nuts are also thought to still be in situ. 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. 238-239.
SDV50994Personal Comment: Mrs. Mills. 1985. Oral report.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 3 2016 8:30AM