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HER Number:MDV45327
Name:Duke's or Duck's Mill, Bigbury


Duke's or Duck's Mill marked on historic mapping. Said to have burnt down in the 1920s.


Grid Reference:SX 677 473
Map Sheet:SX64NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBigbury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBIGBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX64NE/148

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? (Between) to 1750 AD? (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX64NE30 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV164973.

Two narrow fields located in a steep valley are named 'dukes mill meadow' and dukes mill house'. They are centred at sx67804772 and sx67844746 respectively on the tithe award (tithe map cited by os).

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

'Duke's Mill' marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map. Also shown on 1907 6 inch Map. Not shown on 1954 map.

Ordnance Survey, 1907, 131SE (Cartographic). SDV337489.

Ordnance Survey, 1954, SX64NE (Cartographic). SDV336868.

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

Ducks Mill shown on Donns map.

Doughty, 1994, Personal comment to A. M. Dick (Personal Comment). SDV340258.

Mill said to have burned down in 1920 but no mention in local papers. Site clearly visible.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 1,20 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: 1.34, 20.46.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 159 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Duck's or Duke's Mill referred to in a sale notice of 1816. John S Willmott is recorded as miller at Duke's Mill in 1857.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV141019Article in Serial: Pim, R.. 1993. Water Power in the South Hams. Kingsbridge History Society Recorder. 9. Unknown. 13.
SDV164973Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX64NE30. OSAD Card. Card Index.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 1,20.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 159.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336868Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1954. SX64NE. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV337489Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 131SE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV340258Personal Comment: Doughty. 1994. Personal comment to A. M. Dick. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV45329Related to: LEAT in the Parish of Bigbury (Monument)
MDV45328Related to: Millpond, Duke's Mill, Bigbury (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 9 2022 1:23PM