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HER Number:MDV53835
Name:Old Mill, Old Mill Creek, Dartmouth

Summary

Old Mill at the west end of Old Mill Creek in Dartmouth

Location

Grid Reference:SX 861 519
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOWNSTAL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/67/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Unknown date)

Full description

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

'Old Mill' shown on 19th century map at two groups of buildings beside Old Mill Bridge.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Old Mill' shown on early 20th century map.


Weddell, P. J. + Turton, S. D., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of Dartmouth STW (Old Mill Scheme), 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV341209.

Site of possible mill buildings and machinery. Three structures are shown a map of 1886. This also includes Old Mill Bridge.


Collings, A. G., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Scheme, 9 (Report - Assessment). SDV336229.

A sale catalogue of 1869 refers to a grist mill of stone, board and slate with two pairs of stones driven by an overshot wheel. The 1840 Tithe Map suggests it was powered by the stream descending the combe. The Old Mill is now a private residence and garden.


Exeter Archaeology, 2005, An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report, Appendix 2: Ex. Arch. No. 107 (Report - Survey). SDV356906.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336229Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Scheme. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.72. A4 Stapled + Digital. 9.
SDV341209Report - Assessment: Weddell, P. J. + Turton, S. D.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of Dartmouth STW (Old Mill Scheme). Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.27. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV356906Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. Digital. Appendix 2: Ex. Arch. No. 107.

Associated Monuments

MDV18431Related to: Dartmouth Tide Mills (Building)
MDV18507Related to: Tide Mill at Old Mill Creek, Townstal, Dartmouth (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6538 - Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment

Date Last Edited:Oct 23 2014 2:49PM