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HER Number:MDV62723
Name:Great Gornhay Mill, Tiverton

Summary

The ruins of a mill at Great Gornhay were visible in early 21st century, with a 19th century waterwheel axle buried in wheelpit. This is possibly the mill referred to in late 17th and early 18th century documents.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 973 133
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/408/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILL (Built, XVI to XIX - 1501 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Mill leat shown running from north-east, south-west towards Great Gornhay.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 14, 59 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Site of Great Gornhay mill, on the River Lowman.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 120 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

This may be the mill referred to in documents of 1676 and 1705. A sale notice of 1869 refers to 'a good farm-house with barn and water-power…'. The ruins of the mill are visible, and a 19th century waterwheel axle survives buried in the wheelpit. The waterwheel was overshot or backshot, fed by high-level leat, now overgrown or silted-up or ploughed in.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 14, 59.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 120.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV62475Part of: Great Gornhay, Tiverton (Monument)
MDV21860Related to: Leat to Great Gornhay Farm, Tiverton (Monument)
MDV78420Related to: Weir on River Lowman, Tiverton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 31 2019 10:35AM