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HER Number:MDV39043
Name:Morchard Bishop, Wigham Mill


The probable remains of Wigham Mill are marked by an area of rough grass and nettles containing stone and ridge tiles. The buildings are shown on the tithe map and the 1880s 25" OS map.


Grid Reference:SS 751 088
Map Sheet:SS70NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMorchard Bishop
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMORCHARD BISHOP

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS70NE/43

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source, 6 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV39352.

1838, Morchard Bishop (Cartographic). SDV39351.

Other details: Field nos 2113, 2114, 2130.

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

Site of Wigham Mill shown on 1880s 25" OS map as a group of buildings to the east of the River Dalch with tracks to the north, south and east; leat to the north.

Goodyear, R. I., 1990, Place Name (Worksheet). SDV219.

Mill Close (Field No 2113), Mill Close Meadow (2114) and Wigham Mill House and Orchard (2130) shown on tithe apportionment of 1838.

Dyer, M. J., 1994, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV39347.

Grid reference given as SS75100840. Mill shown on Tithe Map, No 130. Also shown on 1st edition 6" OS map. Probable remains of building lie in bend of River Dalch and are marked by an area of rough grass and nettles containing stone and ridge tiles. This area extends c25m north and 30m east of an enclosure fenced off to store silage bags.

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

Other details: 135.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 269 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Was an undershot mill. Buildings have now gone. Walls stood until c1961. Shown on Benhamins Donn's map of 1765. Directory entries for Joseph Greenslade, Wigham Mill, 1857; Joseph Greenslade, Wigham Mill, Farmer, 1878; Thomas Mortimer, Wigham, 1883; William Hammacott, Wigham, 1889. Other details: Draft Report.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219Worksheet: Goodyear, R. I.. 1990. Place Name. Exeter Archaeology Report. Worksheet + Digital.
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. 269.
SDV39347Site Visit: Dyer, M. J.. 1994. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Field Investigation.
SDV39351Cartographic: 1838. Morchard Bishop. Tithe Map.
SDV39352National Monuments Record Database: SS70NE. 6.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV67355Related to: LEAT in the Parish of Morchard Bishop (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2657 - Unnamed Event

Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2005 1:08PM