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HER Number:MDV40973
Name:Sydenham Mill, Marystow


In the mid 19th century Sydenham Mill had two waterwheels driving 3 pairs of stones. Now converted to domestic use.


Grid Reference:SX 427 835
Map Sheet:SX48SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMarystow
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARYSTOW

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX48SW/40

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Post Medieval to XXI - 1540 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Sydenham Mill (Corn)' marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Ordnance Survey, 1907, 97NW (Cartographic). SDV336737.

Ordnance Survey, 1964, SX48SW (Cartographic). SDV339879.

Ross, C., 1992, Alterations to Sydenham Mill, 11571/1 (Planning Application). SDV344188.

Planning application for conversion to domestic use. Photos, plans and sections.

Watts, M., 1992, Sydenham Mill, Lewdown (Correspondence). SDV344187.

Former water-powered corn mill with a waterwheel and machinery at both the east and west end of a rectangular rubble stone building with a slate roof. All the milling machinery and most of the internal structure has gone. Both wheelpits are still visible. That to the east has a live water supply while that to the west has been substantially backfilled, although the tailrace tunnel is still apparent. The wheelshaft opening at the west end has been blocked up but the granite lintel and quoins are visible.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 27 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: No 25.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 216 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Sydenham Mill is described as a 'capital set of Grist-Mills' in a sale notice of 1806. In 1855 the mills had 3 pairs of stones, hoisting gear and machinery driven by two waterwheels.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 27.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 216.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336737Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 97NW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV339879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1964. SX48SW. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #90958 ]
SDV344187Correspondence: Watts, M.. 1992. Sydenham Mill, Lewdown. Letter to West Devon Borough Council. Letter.
SDV344188Planning Application: Ross, C.. 1992. Alterations to Sydenham Mill. West Devon Borough Council. A3 Stapled. 11571/1.

Associated Monuments

MDV40971Related to: Leat to Sydenham Mill, Marystow (Monument)
MDV40972Related to: Mill Pond at Sydenham Mill, Marystow (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 13 2017 12:13PM