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HER Number:MDV62053
Name:West Exe Mills, Tiverton


West Exe Mills (upper), also known as Coombs Mill in the mid 19th century. Survived until the late 20th century when the area was developed for housing.


Grid Reference:SS 952 121
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/393

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

'West-Exe Mills (Corn)' shown.

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

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 14, 52 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Ordnance Survey, 2000, Map View (Cartographic). SDV349345.

No mill buildings recorded on current Devon County Council map base. The area has been developed for housing.

Collings, A. G., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed development Site off Howden Road, Tiverton, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV336235.

Existed as fulling mill in 1610. Wood's 1840 map refers to it as 'Coombs Mill', 1850 directory identifying John Coombe as a West Exe corn miller. Became the Tiverton Roller Mills. Converted to electric power in 20th century and survived until at least 1972. Site redeveloped for housing.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 14, 52.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336235Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed development Site off Howden Road, Tiverton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.59. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349345Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2000. Map View. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV62080Related to: Lower West Exe Mill (Monument)
MDV62055Related to: Tiverton Town Weir (Monument)
MDV62054Related to: West Exe Mills Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 14 2019 4:01PM