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HER Number:MDV4721
Name:Wortha Mill, Brentor

Summary

Wortha mill; a former corn mill of the river burn, a tributary of the tavy, has not operated for many years. The leat and wheelpit are unaltered, but the wheel and bearings have long since vanished. The mill building, fitted with new floors in altered positions is being used to house poultry (harris).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 485 802
Map Sheet:SX48SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBrentor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARY TAVY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX48SE/23

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CORN MILL (XVIII - 1750 AD? to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

DCC MILLS SURVEY, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV178159.

Vis=est 1973 (anon). Mill building restored and used for storage. Has no machinery. Hopes to restore cottage (dcc mills survey).


HARRIS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV22166.

Wortha mill; a former corn mill of the river burn, a tributary of the tavy, has not operated for many years. The leat and wheelpit are unaltered, but the wheel and bearings have long since vanished. The mill building, fitted with new floors in altered positions is being used to house poultry (harris).


1964, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV264970.

Vis='wortha mill' shown on os 6" (1907) map and os 6" (1964) map.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264971.

Harris, h. /industrial archaeology of dartmoor/(1968)187.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264972.

Des=dcc/survey of watermills in devon/(1974)gazetteer.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264973.

Des=os 6" (1907) map sheet 97ne.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264974.

Des=os 6" (1964) map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV178159Migrated Record: DCC MILLS SURVEY.
SDV22166Migrated Record: HARRIS.
SDV264970Report - Survey: 1964.
SDV264971Migrated Record:
SDV264972Migrated Record:
SDV264973Migrated Record:
SDV264974Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV113179Related to: Farm at Wortha Mill (Building)
MDV102920Related to: Sluice at Head of Leat to Wortha Mill (Monument)
MDV41305Related to: Wortha Mill leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 19 2016 11:19AM