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HER Number:MDV30749
Name:Arlington Mill


There is reference to a mill at Arlington in 1416 which would have been a corn mill. A fulling mill is subsequently mentioned as being close by in 1581.


Grid Reference:SS 607 411
Map Sheet:SS64SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishArlington
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishARLINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS64SW/65

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (First mentioned, XV - 1416 AD to 1416 AD)

Full description

WATERMILLS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18616.

Vis=estimated -/-/1994 (watermills) the mill was dismantled by the national trust. Presumably it was an overshot wheel with a leat coming in from the east side at the level of the present access road. Building presumed to be mill house now adjoins the new house at right angles to it. Two millstones remain as door steps. Leat filled in. Details of tenancy in national trust report. The barn with the waterwheel has been demolished however the leats that fed it, several outbuildings and the mill house remain. It was probably rebuilt either partially or completely mid 19c. The 1844 arlington tithe map shows a different plan of the building from that shown on the 1889 ordnance survey devonshire sheet ix.4, which agrees with the present plan of the building (watermills).

National Trust, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV5615.

Vis=estimated -/-/1984 (national trust) arlington mill is referred to in the parish records of 1571. There are various documentary references to mills, which may relate to this one or describe other mills in the area. The field names, however, indicate only one mill at arlington (national trust).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV73021.

Des=ntas/arlington court/(july 1984)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV73023.

Watermills in north devon 1994/(1995)5/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV73024.

Des=os 6"(1905)9ne.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV73025.

Des=bodman, m. /water-powered sites in devon/(1998)33 no.30/in smr.

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

Arlington Mill (Corn) marked. The mill was fed from a long leat which appears to have had two sources.

North Devon Archaeological Society, 1989, North Devon Watermills, 6, 53 (Monograph). SDV337776.

There are a number of early documents referring to a mill at Arlington. A mill is referred to in 1416, a grist mill in 1571 and a fulling or tucking mill in 1581.
There is a possible mill house, but no machinery or water wheel.

Berry, N., 2011, Arlington Court, Devon. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of the Arlington Estate, 23-4 (Report - Survey). SDV348171.

The earliest record of a mill at Arlington is in 1416. In 1581 reference is made to a tucking or fulling mill situated near the grist mill, implying that there were two watermills at this time. According to the document, the grist mill was to have priority over the water supply.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

The building which is presumed to have been the mill is no longer extant. The leat has also gone.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV18616Migrated Record: WATERMILLS.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #122971 Presumed to have been this building., ]
SDV337776Monograph: North Devon Archaeological Society. 1989. North Devon Watermills. North Devon Watermills. A5 Paperback. 6, 53.
SDV348171Report - Survey: Berry, N.. 2011. Arlington Court, Devon. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of the Arlington Estate. National Trust Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 23-4.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV5615Migrated Record: National Trust.
SDV73021Migrated Record:
SDV73023Migrated Record:
SDV73024Migrated Record:
SDV73025Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 20 2019 2:28PM