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HER Number:MDV62614
Name:Barn with waterpower at Jays Farm, St. Giles on the Heath


A barn at Jays Farm which was built about 1851 and extended in the 1880s formerly contained water-powered machinery. The wheel, which has now gone, went out of use when the railway was built at the beginning of the 20th century, which cut across the millponds.


Grid Reference:SX 362 874
Map Sheet:SX38NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSt. Giles on the Heath
Ecclesiastical ParishST.GILES ON THE HEATH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX38NE/591

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARN (Built, XIX - 1801 AD (Between) to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Palmer, D., 1996, Mill in St Giles on the Heath (Personal Comment). SDV18207.

Mill in the centre of St. Giles [sic] went out of use 60-70 years ago (ie in the early 20th century). The railway went through its two millponds. The undershot wheel is now gone, and the pit has been filled in. It was very big, 2 storey building with lots of machinery. There was a possible fuller's wheel nearby.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 30.71 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Site of a mill at Jays on the River Carey.

Bodman, M., 2016, Water Mills and other Water-powered Sites in Devon. Revised edition, 331 (Report - non-specific). SDV359634.

A barn with waterpower was built about 1851 and extended in the 1880s. Two ponds provided the water. The railway later passed close by. The overshot wheel has gone but some belt drives survive in the barn.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV18207Personal Comment: Palmer, D.. 1996. Mill in St Giles on the Heath. Not Applicable.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 30.71. [Mapped feature: #40202 ]
SDV359634Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 2016. Water Mills and other Water-powered Sites in Devon. Revised edition. A4 Comb Bound. 331.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 10 2022 9:31AM