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HER Number:MDV48682
Name:Lifton, Spry Mill


Spry Mill was built to replace another mill that was destroyed by fire in 1893.


Grid Reference:SX 397 850
Map Sheet:SX38NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLifton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLIFTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX38NE/565

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1907, Untitled Source, 86SE (Cartographic). SDV20181.

'Mill" marked on 1907 6" OS map.

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

Probably Bodman's Liffton mill. Other details: 23.

Watts, S., 2003, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV262677.

Spry mill was built to replace another Spry Mill which was destroyed by fire in 1893 (PRN 62628). The new mill was described in the contemporary milling press as a complete roller mill plant driven by turbine.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 216-217 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Article in 'The Miller', 5/2/1894 to a new four storey building erected nearer to the station than the 'Old Mill' which was destroyed by fire in 1893. The new building contained roller plant by Dell powered by a 'New American' turbine. Other details: Draft Report.

Ordnance Survey, c1905, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV262676.

Marked as 'Spry Mill (Corn)' on c1905 25" OS map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV20181Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 6" County Series. 86SE.
SDV262676Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. c1905. 25".
SDV262677Personal Comment: Watts, S.. 2003.
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. 216-217.

Associated Monuments

MDV48685Related to: AQUEDUCT in the Parish of Lifton (Monument)
MDV48683Related to: LEAT in the Parish of Lifton, Stowford (Monument)
MDV62628Related to: MILL in the Parish of Stowford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 6 2006 10:14AM