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HER Number:MDV34467
Name:Garliford Mill, Bishops Nympton


The waterwheel and machinery have gone. The surviving millers house, which is listed Grade II, is probably early 19th century in date.


Grid Reference:SS 754 257
Map Sheet:SS72NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBishop's Nympton
DistrictNorth Devon

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS72NE/57
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Built, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Garliford Mill (Corn) marked.

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

Marked as Corn Mill.

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 22NE (Cartographic). SDV81540.

'Corn mill' shown on OS 6" (1905) map.

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

Garliford Mill House. Plastered walls with hipped roof end and plastered stacks. Other details: Gazetteer.

Ordnance Survey, 1974, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV321011.

'Garliford Mill' shown on OS 6" (1974) map.

Department of Environment, 1988, Bishops Nympton, 7 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV61773.

Miller's House. Probably early 19C. Colourwashed & rendered. Slate roof, hipped at ends; end stacks with brick shafts. L-plan. Main range 2 rooms wide with entrance to left of centre faces S across the Yeo, rear right wing at right angles to main range. 2-storeys. 3-bay front with 19C front door with gabled porch hood. Circa early 19C casements. Interior not inspected.

North Devon Archaeological Society, 1989, North Devon Watermills, 41 (Monograph). SDV337776.

In 1974 the wheel and machinery had gone. All that remains is the leat and the mill house. The mill was working around 1925.

University of the Third Age, 1995, Watermills in North Devon 1994, 118 (Monograph). SDV74915.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 35, 100 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Bodman, M., 2016, Water Mills and other Water-powered Sites in Devon. Revised edition, 386 (Report - non-specific). SDV359634.

Described in an auction sale notice of 1892 as having an abundant supply of water.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Garliford Mill marked.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1107292 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

Garliford Mill. Miller's house. Probably early C19. An attractive small traditional house with a very unspoiled exterior. See listing description for further details.
Date first listed: 18th October 1988

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 35, 100.
SDV321011Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1974. 6".
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).
SDV337776Monograph: North Devon Archaeological Society. 1989. North Devon Watermills. North Devon Watermills. A5 Paperback. 41.
SDV359634Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 2016. Water Mills and other Water-powered Sites in Devon. Revised edition. A4 Comb Bound. 386.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #128627 Also based on SDV325644, ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1107292.
SDV61773List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1988. Bishops Nympton. Historic Houses Register. Website. 7.
SDV74915Monograph: University of the Third Age. 1995. Watermills in North Devon 1994. Watermills in North Devon 1994. A5 Paperback. 118.
SDV81540Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 22NE. 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:Feb 7 2021 4:09PM