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HER Number:MDV513
Name:Orleigh Mill, Buckland Brewer

Summary

Four storey grist mill. The date 1884 on the wall may well refer to a rebuilding. The present waterwheel is a pitchback type from Barnstaple Town Mills, installed in 1930. It is of cast iron, 18 feet in diameter, 8 feet wide.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 437 224
Map Sheet:SS42SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Brewer
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND BREWER

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Leat to Orleigh Mills

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42SW/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Orleigh Corn Mill marked.


Cook, R. M. L., 1971, Second Report of the Industrial Archaeology Section, 251-252 (Article in Serial). SDV19178.

Four storey grist mill, still in commercial use. Driven by a high breasted pitchback waterwheel. The mill also has a large Ruston oil engine for auxillary power.


Minchinton, W. E., 1973, Industrial Archaeology in Devon, 2 (Monograph). SDV7016.

A four storey grist mill near Bideford. The date 1884 on the wall may well refer to a rebuilding. The present waterwheel is a pitchback type from Barnstaple Town Mills, installed in 1930. It is of cast iron, 18 feet in diameter, 8 feet wide
Note that the 1973 edition states that the waterwheel is of a "high breast" or "ten o'clock" type. Formerly used in the Barnstaple Town mills; the cast iron wheel was brought to Orleigh mill in 1939.


Devon County Council, 1974, Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer (Report - Survey). SDV83967.

Mill in use for commercial purposes and is supplemented by diesel engines. Two storey building of plastered rubble and cob with thatched roof and brick stacks.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SS42SW9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV7577.

Four storey grist mill, still working and open to visitors. The date 1884 on the wall refers to a rebuilding. The waterwheel is a pitchback, from Barnstaple Town Mills, installed in 1939. Of cast iron, 18 feet diameter, 8 feet wide (information from Minchinton's Industrial Archaeology in Devon, 1976).


Cornall, P.M.P., 1987, Orleigh Mill (Correspondence). SDV7580.

Site visit August 1987. Waterwheel no longer in working order and leat system also deteriorating as present mill uses newer power sources.


University of the Third Age, 1995, Watermills in North Devon 1994, 90-91 (Monograph). SDV74915.

Breastshot wheel is double, in two sections, with wooden buckets. Recently restored, the original wheel was narrower. Machinery said to survive. Leat in good condition. Cattle feed now produced in a building with modern plant.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Orleigh Mills marked.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV19178Article in Serial: Cook, R. M. L.. 1971. Second Report of the Industrial Archaeology Section. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 103. A5 Paperback. 251-252.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112330 ]
SDV7016Monograph: Minchinton, W. E.. 1973. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Paperback Volume. 2.
SDV74915Monograph: University of the Third Age. 1995. Watermills in North Devon 1994. Watermills in North Devon 1994. A5 Paperback. 90-91.
SDV7577Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SS42SW9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV7580Correspondence: Cornall, P.M.P.. 1987. Orleigh Mill. Letter to S. Timms. Unknown.
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV34094Related to: Orleigh Mill Leat, Buckland Brewer (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 19 2018 9:31AM