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HER Number:MDV4074
Name:Corn Mill, Tavistock Abbey

Summary

One of three corn mills at Tavistock Abbey in the mid 18th century, shown on mid 18th century town plan.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 482 743
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/33

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CORN MILL (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))
  • WATERMILL (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Hicks, C. E., 1947, Tavistock: The Changing Scene in the Last Two Centuries, 165 (Article in Serial). SDV256401.

Gristmill behind the manor pound.

Unconfirmed if this is the correct mill.


Freeman, M. + Wans, J., 1996, Tavistock Abbey: Alternative Interpretations, 20-21, 30; figure 2 (Article in Serial). SDV249301.

The Wynne map shows the mill nearest the river (Fig. 2, 5c) not in the main range of buildings but occupying an outbuilding against 'the malthouse that was formerly a dyehouse', and a drawing by Delafontaine shows the mill wheel in this location.


Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 228 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

One of three grist mills in Tavistock between 1556 and 1763.


Mettler, A.E., 2010, Field Book to the Plan of Tavistock: 1751 and 1752, 29-30 (Monograph). SDV350389.

F5: (one of) Three Corn Mills … one behind F 12 (a malthouse and garden).


The Tavistock Wynne Map Heritage Project, 2012, Tavistock 1752, F5, F12 (Website). SDV350360.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV249301Article in Serial: Freeman, M. + Wans, J.. 1996. Tavistock Abbey: Alternative Interpretations. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 128. A5 Paperback. 20-21, 30; figure 2.
SDV256401Article in Serial: Hicks, C. E.. 1947. Tavistock: The Changing Scene in the Last Two Centuries. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 79. A5 Hardback. 165.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 228.
SDV350360Website: The Tavistock Wynne Map Heritage Project. 2012. Tavistock 1752. http://www.tavistock1752.co.uk/index.cfm. Website. F5, F12. [Mapped feature: #90885 ]
SDV350389Monograph: Mettler, A.E.. 2010. Field Book to the Plan of Tavistock: 1751 and 1752. Field Book to the Plan of Tavistock: 1751 and 1752. Paperback Volume. 29-30.

Associated Monuments

MDV19146Related to: Mill Brook, Tavistock (Monument)
MDV3924Related to: Tavistock Abbey Mill (Building)
MDV3925Related to: Town Corn Mill, Tavistock (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2018 11:20AM