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HER Number:MDV39479
Name:Millpond at Poltimore Farm


Millpond serving waterwheel at Poltimore Farm.


Grid Reference:SY 177 970
Map Sheet:SY19NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NE/6/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILL POND (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Williams, E. H. D., 1974, Poltimore Farmhouse, Farway, 216, fig.1 (Article in Serial). SDV340656.

Watts, M., 1990, Poltimore Farm, Farway, Devon. Survey and Report on the Threshing/Farm Mill for English Heritage (Report - Survey). SDV340661.

The millpond at Poltimore Farm has recently been cleared. It has a substantial earth embankment to the roadside with a rubble stone face to its pond side. There is a brick-lined slot in this face for the hatch whch controlled the water supply to the wheel. The hatch is missing but the lifting mechanism with its capstan and ratchet and pawl, in cast iron, is in place. The water is piped under the road, which has a marked hump, and appears in a rough, stone-lined leat immediately above the mill.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340656Article in Serial: Williams, E. H. D.. 1974. Poltimore Farmhouse, Farway. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 106. A5 Paperback. 216, fig.1.
SDV340661Report - Survey: Watts, M.. 1990. Poltimore Farm, Farway, Devon. Survey and Report on the Threshing/Farm Mill for English Heritage. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV74424Part of: Poltimore Farm, Farway (Monument)
MDV10684Related to: Poltimore Farmhouse, Farway (Building)
MDV74425Related to: Waterwheel at Poltimore Farm, Farway (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4393 - Survey of Poltimore Farm, Farway, Devon

Date Last Edited:Jul 24 2008 3:08PM