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HER Number:MDV34953
Name:The Old Corn Mill, Weare Giffard

Summary - not yet available


Grid Reference:SS 474 220
Map Sheet:SS42SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWeare Giffard
Ecclesiastical ParishWEARE GIFFARD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Weare Giffard mill leat, marked on nineteenth century mapping, east of Weare Giffard Barton

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42SE/123
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

1904, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV547.

'corn mill' shown on os 6" (1904) map.

1964, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV548.

Building, shown but not marked on os 6" (1964) map.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV550.

Des=os 6"(1904)29ne.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV551.

Des=os 6"(1964).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV552.

Des=bodman,m. /water-powered sites in devon/(1998)43,23/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV553.

Des=bodman,m. /watermills and other water-powered sites in devon/(september 2003)313/interim draft report in smr.

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

Mill leases at 'weare giffard' were first mentioned in 1557. A 'mill and fishery' existed between 1578-1738 and 'weare mills' from 1708-1866. In 1771 'wear mills' consisted of three grist mills, a groat mill, a malt mill and a large bolting house. The premises also contained a house, stable, barn and malt house. A salmon fishery occupied the mill leat. In 1889 'gifford wear flour mill' had been fitted with a roller system driven by a turbine (bodman).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV547Migrated Record: 1904.
SDV548Migrated Record: 1964.
SDV550Migrated Record:
SDV551Migrated Record:
SDV552Migrated Record:
SDV553Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV65506Related to: Weare Giffard Mill Leat (Monument)
MDV74657Related to: Weare Gifford Fishery (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 6 2018 4:19PM