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HER Number:MDV5454
Name:Watermill at Buckland Abbey


Site of a medieval watermill at Buckland Abbey


Grid Reference:SX 487 667
Map Sheet:SX46NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX46NE/501/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 24846
  • Tide Project: 10/07/2020

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Copeland, G. W., 1953, Some Problems of Buckland Abbey, 52 (Article in Serial). SDV242009.

Buckland Abbey Mill. There is said to have been a water mill outside the north side of the west transeptal porch of the great barn. Its position is indicated by an arched opening in the wall and the millstones let into the floor of the barn. The water from the mill seems to have run along an underground channel parallel with the garden wall between the church and the barn.

Devon Religious Houses Survey, 1986/87, Devon Religious Houses Survey 1986/87. Preliminary Assessment Form. Buckland (Un-published). SDV358417.

There is a possible mill site to the north of the barn.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1998, Buckland Abbey (Schedule Document). SDV344044.

The site is within the scheduled area of Buckland Abbey although the mill not mentioned in the scheduling document.
Other details: Monument 24846.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV242009Article in Serial: Copeland, G. W.. 1953. Some Problems of Buckland Abbey. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 85. A5 Hardback. 52. [Mapped feature: #34384 ]
SDV344044Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1998. Buckland Abbey. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV358417Un-published: Devon Religious Houses Survey. 1986/87. Devon Religious Houses Survey 1986/87. Preliminary Assessment Form. Buckland. Devon Religious Houses Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5451Part of: Buckland Abbey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 16 2020 12:32PM