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HER Number:MDV62702
Name:West Mill, Welcombe

Summary

Cornmill, latterly converted to generate electricity. Had two waterwheels, one above the other.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 215 174
Map Sheet:SS21NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWelcombe
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWELCOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS21NW/522

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Unknown date)

Full description

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

'West Mill (Corn)' shown.


Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 16 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: No. 13.


Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 148 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

'West Mill' was mentioned in a directory in 1878. During a visit in 1999 two waterwheels were seen, one above the other. An old photo shows the launder for the top wheel going over the thatched roof of the buildings. The dished upper overshot wheel is 4 metres by 0.75 metres. There used to be a millpond and leat. The mill was converted by Spottiswoode of Gooseham Mill in Cornwall, to generate electricity for storage batteries.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 27 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

West Mill. Corn mill on Ordnance Survey 1880s map.
Visited 1999. Two waterwheels, one above other (overshot). 'House and Mill' on Tithe Map/Apportionment (plot 586) and 'Mill Pond &c' (plot 588) to east. No longer operating as mill by 1930s when occupied by author Ronald Duncan.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 16.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 148.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 27.

Associated Monuments

MDV34779Related to: West Mill Leat, Welcombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 16 2015 2:42PM