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HER Number:MDV55180
Name:Watermill at Barre Mead to west of Newenham Abbey

Summary

A 1574 survey refers to 'one watermyll lyenge on the west syde the sayde scyte which cometh out of the ryver of axe' (see dro). This lay to the e of barremede (see subsheet 8).

Location

Grid Reference:SY 284 974
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAxminster
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishAXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29NE/14/9

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (XV to XVII - 1401 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

SEE SUBSHEET 8, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV110863.

A 1574 survey refers to 'one watermyll lyenge on the west syde the sayde scyte which cometh out of the ryver of axe' (see dro). This lay to the e of barremede (see subsheet 8).


SEE DRO, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV110864.

A 17c survey refers to the mill + mill house with 'the 2 grist mills' and 'barras mead' is described as adjoining the mill (see dro). It seems possible, therefore, that there were also 2 medieval mill sites, one served by a leat from the axe, and one perhaps served by the small tributary streams.


Weddell, P.J., et al, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV110865.

The field name Barre Mead, just to the west of the Abbey implies a barrier or flood defence work. A cartulary of 1347 refers to a mill dam. The 'grist mills' must have lain just w of the abbey, close to the present railway (weddell et al).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV110866.

Dro/123m/e72.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV110867.

Dro/49/6/5/14.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV110868.

Weddell, p. J. + reed, s. J. + simpson, s. J. /pdas/51(1993)88/excavation of the exeter-dorchester roman road at the river yarty and the roman fort ditch and settlement site at woodbury, near axminster.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV110869.

Weddell, p. J. /a35 axminster bypass proposals for archaeological recording/(1989)3/(emafu report 89.12).


Hollinrake, C. + Hollinrake, N., 2001, An Archaeological and Historical Desk Top Study of Land at Musbury Road, Axminster, 14 (Report - Assessment). SDV320907.

Other details: Figure 5.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV110863Migrated Record: SEE SUBSHEET 8.
SDV110864Migrated Record: SEE DRO.
SDV110865Migrated Record: Weddell, P.J., et al.
SDV110866Migrated Record:
SDV110867Migrated Record:
SDV110868Migrated Record:
SDV110869Migrated Record:
SDV320907Report - Assessment: Hollinrake, C. + Hollinrake, N.. 2001. An Archaeological and Historical Desk Top Study of Land at Musbury Road, Axminster. Hollinrake Report. 230. A4 Stapled + Digital. 14.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 12 2012 10:44AM