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HER Number:MDV62633
Name:Mill at Wheal Florence on Crownhill Down

Summary

Site of a possible 19th century mill at Wheal Florence on Crownhill Down

Location

Grid Reference:SX 568 595
Map Sheet:SX55NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSparkwell
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMPTON ST.MARY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 438405
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55NE/14/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILL (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Hamilton Jenkin, Dr. A. K., 1974, Mines of Devon. Volume 1: The Southern Area (Monograph). SDV336694.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 24 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Site of a mill at 'Wheal Florence / Whiteworks' which had a 20 foot (6.1 metres) waterwheel in 1846. Other details: Number 62.

National Monuments Record, 2002, 438405 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343822.

No evidence survives for the pumping wheelpit and stamping mill mentioned by Hamilton Jenkin. A reservoir may have served the waterwheels.

Fletcher, M., 2002, The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report, 5 (Report - Survey). SDV343412.

Other details: Figure 3 and Crownhill Down Survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 24.
SDV336694Monograph: Hamilton Jenkin, Dr. A. K.. 1974. Mines of Devon. Volume 1: The Southern Area. Mines of Devon. Volume 1: The Southern Area. One. Hardback Volume.
SDV343412Report - Survey: Fletcher, M.. 2002. The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/31/2002. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV343822National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2002. 438405. National Monuments Record Index. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV1798Part of: Wheal Florence Tin Mine on Crownhill Down (Monument)
MDV12647Related to: Whim platform and shaft at Wheal Florence on Crownhill Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4559 - Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Riddding Down

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2021 11:15AM