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HER Number:MDV51240
Name:Grist Mill north of Soar Cove


Site of a small grist mill shown on Courtenay estate map to the north of Soar Cove


Grid Reference:SX 697 376
Map Sheet:SX63NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMalborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMALBOROUGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Trust SMR: 100,558
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX63NE/17

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CORN MILL (Unknown date)

Full description

Pim, R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV143952.

Mill shown on courtenay estate map. Local accounts refer to small grist mill, accessed by donkey (pim).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV145240.

Pim, r. /kingsbridge history society recorder/9(1993)12/water power in the south hams/in smr.

Thackray, C., 1990, Archaeological Survey of the Salcombe Estuary: West (Bolt Head to Bolt Tail and Snapes Point) Devon, 25 (Report - Survey). SDV345519.

The valley of the main stream which flows into Soar Mill Cove appears to have been dammed - the mill may have been just downstream from the dam. There is no sign of any building, but the stream bed is full of tall reeds, as is the area which could have been the mill pond. The lower part of the valley where it meets the beach is bedrock and here there are clearly defined cartwheel ruts suggesting regular traffic up the first part of the valley - possibly to the mill.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 20, 42 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Soar Mill, on stream to Soar Mill Cove.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV143952Migrated Record: Pim, R..
SDV145240Migrated Record:
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 20, 42.
SDV345519Report - Survey: Thackray, C.. 1990. Archaeological Survey of the Salcombe Estuary: West (Bolt Head to Bolt Tail and Snapes Point) Devon. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 25.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4935 - Archaeological Survey from Bolt Head to Bolt Tail and Snapes Point
  • EDV6587 - Archaeological Assessment of Land between Bolt Heat and Bolt Tail

Date Last Edited:Oct 25 2010 9:38AM