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HER Number:MDV53331
Name:Great Torrington Manorial Mills

Summary

Site of the manorial mills of Torrington. Demolished when the canal basin was constructed.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 487 188
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGreat Torrington
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishGREAT TORRINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41NE/203

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Hughes, B. D., 1970, Aids to Recording (6). The Rolle Canal, 75-83 (Article in Serial). SDV19175.

Site of the manorial mills of Torrington. Demolished when the canal basin was constructed and replaced by the new Town Mills.


Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 43 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: Site 26.


Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 307 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Town Mills at Great Torrington were mentioned in 1767 and 1797 and the mills at Rolle Bridge were mentioned circa 1845. In 1793 Great Torrington Town Mills included four grist mills, one malt mill and a shelling mill. The mills were demolished when the Rolle Canal was constructed and new mills were built a mile further up the River Torridge.


Bristol and Region Archaeological Services, 2006, Archaeological Desk-based Assessment of Land at Rolle Road Industrial Estate, Great Torrington, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV339538.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV19175Article in Serial: Hughes, B. D.. 1970. Aids to Recording (6). The Rolle Canal. Industrial Archaeology. 7. Photocopy + Digital. 75-83.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 43.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 307.
SDV339538Report - Assessment: Bristol and Region Archaeological Services. 2006. Archaeological Desk-based Assessment of Land at Rolle Road Industrial Estate, Great Torrington. Bristol and Region Archaeological Services Report. 1637/2006. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8.

Associated Monuments

MDV18802Related to: Great Torrington, Canal Company Industrial Complex (Monument)
MDV14286Related to: Great Torrington, Limekiln (Monument)
MDV14289Related to: Town Mills or Orford Mill, Great Torrington (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4315 - Archaeological Assessment of Land at Rolle Road Industrial Estate

Date Last Edited:Jul 11 2018 12:05PM