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HER Number:MDV62711
Name:Ford Mill, Oakford


Barn built circa 1814 to house a waterpowered threshing machine and a pair of millstones


Grid Reference:SS 893 224
Map Sheet:SS82SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOakford
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOAKFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Ford Mill. Mill buildings and leat dating to the 19th century or earlier

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS82SE/38/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (First mentioned, XIX - 1814 AD to 1814 AD)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV35720.

Des=bodman, m. /water-powered sites in devon/(1998)15,89/in smr.

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

Site of 'ford farm' mill on combe water (bodman).

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Bodman, M., 2016, Water Mills and other Water-powered Sites in Devon. Revised edition, 185 (Report - non-specific). SDV359634.

A new barn with a threshing machine driven by water is listed at Ford Farm in an advertisement of 1814. A waterwheel, grist mill and threshing machine are listed in a sales notice of 1884. The millstones are noted as 'not now in use' in a subsequent sales catalogue of 1926. In 2003 the barn is recorded as being rather derelict but with an old threshing machine inside. The line of the leat was still visible.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV35720Migrated Record:
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97080 ]
SDV359634Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 2016. Water Mills and other Water-powered Sites in Devon. Revised edition. A4 Comb Bound. 185.

Associated Monuments

MDV37620Related to: Ford Farm, Oakford (Monument)
MDV115698Related to: Leat to Ford Mill, Oakford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 6 2016 1:24PM