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HER Number:MDV45219
Name:Deerbridge Mill, Slapton


Deerbridge Mill dates from the early 19th century. Almost square on plan with an overshot water wheel on the left side and miller's house on the right side. Contained wooden machinery. Now converted.


Grid Reference:SX 810 448
Map Sheet:SX84SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSlapton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSLAPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX84SW/61
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CORN MILL (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

1907, 1907, Untitled Source, 133SW (Cartographic). SDV142994.

'Deerbridge Cornmill' marked on 1907 6" OS map.

Ordnance Survey, 1963, Ordnance Survey 6 inch map (Cartographic). SDV166087.

'Mill' marked on 1963 6" OS map.

English Heritage, 1991, Slapton (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV320087.

Deerbridge Mill including pump and trough in front west. Water mill. Circa early 19th century. Dressed slate rubble. Bituminised slate roof with gabled ends. Plan: rectangular, almost square plan with overshot water wheel on left side and integral miller's house (qv) on right side.
Exterior: three storeys. Asymmetrical two-window west front. Window at centre of ground floor, two loading doors on first floor and window on second floor at centre, all with 20th century casements, timber lintels and hood moulds. To right external stone steps to wide ground floor doorway with timber lintel, 20th century plank door and slated canopy. On the left (north) side two 20th century casements and large overshot waterwheel with restored wooden buckets. Including at the front a Victorian cast iron pump and a slate trough.
Interior: not inspected by appears to contain original wooden machinery. Other details: LBS 99905.

Pim, R., 1993, Water Power in the South Hams, 13 (Article in Serial). SDV141019.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 19 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Deerbridge Mill, on a stream leading to Slapton Sands with evidence of the waterwheel. Other details: 12.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 158-9 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Water supplied via a leat dug from a well above Battle Ford on the Start Brook and also taken from the Coltscombe and Pittaford valleys. Mill now converted. Other details: Draft.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV141019Article in Serial: Pim, R.. 1993. Water Power in the South Hams. Kingsbridge History Society Recorder. 9. Unknown. 13.
SDV142994Cartographic: 1907. 1907. 6". 133SW.
SDV166087Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 19.
SDV320087List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 1991. Slapton. Historic Houses Register.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 158-9.

Associated Monuments

MDV21154Related to: Ford Mill, Blackawton (Building)
MDV15734Related to: FULLING MILL in the Parish of East Allington (Monument)
MDV72211Related to: Slapton, Deerbridge Mill House (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 23 2014 11:13AM