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HER Number:MDV55995
Name:Tidemill

Summary

The former presence of a tidemill at this location is based on a reference by William Marshall (1796) which locates it at one end of a low bank across 'a creek of marshland' on the northside of Bideford.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 455 275
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Civil ParishNortham
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/260

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TIDE MILL (Unknown date)

Full description

Minchinton, W. + Perkins, J., 1971, Tidemills of Devon and Cornwall, 11 (Monograph). SDV114474.


Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of SWW Taw-Torridge Tidal Waters Improvements, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV4711.

The former presence of a tidemill at this location is based on a reference by William Marshall (1796) which locates it at one end of a low bank across 'a creek of marshland' on the northside of Bideford. The location was misinterpreted by Minchinton, W. and Perkins, S. as being further north along the coast near the Cleave Houses. A 'mill' is shown on the 1809 Ordnance Survey draft map, slightly inland from the national grid reference above. However, it is considered that the tidemill mentioned by Marshall would have been sited nearer the coast.


Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J., 1993, Archaeological Assessment of SWW Taw-Torridge Tidal Waters Improvements, Part 1: Southern Routes, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV4712.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV114474Monograph: Minchinton, W. + Perkins, J.. 1971. Tidemills of Devon and Cornwall. Tidemills of Devon and Cornwall. Unknown. 11.
SDV4711Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Taw-Torridge Tidal Waters Improvements. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.25. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2. [Mapped feature: #35434 ]
SDV4712Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J.. 1993. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Taw-Torridge Tidal Waters Improvements, Part 1: Southern Routes. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.32. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 1 2015 2:44PM