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HER Number:MDV62080
Name:Lower West Exe Mill


The southern mill at West Exe Mills, shown on 19th century Ordnance Survey maps. Demolished in the 1970s.


Grid Reference:SS 953 120
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/393/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1900 AD (Between))
  • CORN MILL (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

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

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

'West Exe Mills (Corn)' shown.

Ordnance Survey, 1972, Plan SS9412-9512 (Cartographic). SDV342145.

Building recorded as an engineering works.

Express & Echo, 1977, West Exe South, Tiverton (Article in Serial). SDV349346.

Council flats to be erected on the site of the old roller mills at West Exe south.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 14, 51 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Lower West Exe Mill, on the River Exe.

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

Building not recorded on current mapbase (mapview) in March 2000.

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

In existence as a fulling mill in 1610. Wood's 1840 map refers to it as 'Gaths Mill', the 1850 directory identifying Samuel Gath as a West Exe corn miller. In the 1930s it served as a laundry. In postwar period it served as an engineering works until at lest 1972. Completely redeveloped for housing.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 14, 51.
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).
SDV342145Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1972. Plan SS9412-9512. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Map. Map (Paper).
SDV349345Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2000. Map View. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Map (Digital).
SDV349346Article in Serial: Express & Echo. 1977. West Exe South, Tiverton. Express & Echo.

Associated Monuments

MDV62055Related to: Weirs on River Exe above West Exe Mills (Monument)
MDV62053Related to: West Exe Mills (Monument)
MDV62054Related to: West Exe Mills Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 1 2012 10:39AM