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HER Number:MDV43541
Name:Sherwell Wollen Mill, Buckfastleigh


Ruins of Sherwell woollen mill, served by the Old Mill Leat. It went out of use between 1904 and 1946.


Grid Reference:SX 735 662
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckfastleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/184

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WOOLLEN MILL (XIX - 1849 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

1888 AND 1904, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV299444.

Sherwell woollen mill. "sherwell woollen mill" shown on os 25" (1888 and 1904) maps (os).

1961, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV299445.

Marked "ruin" on os 25" (1961) map (os).

1963, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV299446.

Building shown but not marked on os 6" (1963) map (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV299447.

Des=os 6"(1904)114sw.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV299448.

Weddell, p. J. /an archaeological assessment of land at market street, buckfastleigh/(emafu report 91.60)/(1991)/figs 2,4.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp1 5066-5067 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

A roofless structure is visible.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (Interpretation). SDV361305.

The mill building is visible as a roofless structure on aerial photographs taken in 1946, indicating that the mill became ruinous by this date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299444Migrated Record: 1888 AND 1904.
SDV299445Migrated Record: 1961.
SDV299446Migrated Record: 1963.
SDV299447Migrated Record:
SDV299448Migrated Record:
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp1 5066-5067 12-JUL-1946.
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV48289Related to: Old Mill Leat, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV108629Related to: Sherwell Court, Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV43534Related to: Site of Town Corn Mill, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV108627Related to: Terrace of cottages on Silver Street, Buckfastleigh (Building)
MDV102833Related to: Weir on River Mardle at Buckfastleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2018 12:45PM