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HER Number:MDV62725
Name:Textile Mill on the River Exe at Tiverton


Documentary reference to a textile mill on the River Exe, possibly the one bought by John Heathcoat in 1816 and converted to a lace factory.


Grid Reference:SS 951 127
Map Sheet:SS91SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SE/411

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TEXTILE MILL (Unknown date)

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Maps and Apportionments (Website). SDV349463.

Plot 1313* includes the lace factory, as well as offices, yards and a school.

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Plot 1313* occupies the southern part of the factory site.

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

Timms, S. C., 1976, The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft, 199 (Report - Survey). SDV341346.

A large cotton mill was built in 1792 which was converted to lace manufacture by John Heathcoat in 1816.

Brayshay, M., 1991, Heathcoat's Industrial Housing in Tiverton, Devon, 83 (Article in Serial). SDV348975.

By 1816, John Heathcoat had acquired a disused woollen mill on the banks of the Exe in Tiverton, where he intended to establish a lace factory.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 14, 54 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Textile mill on the River Exe.

Richards, A., 23/09/2002, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV349547.

Probably the 19th century John Heathcoat lace factory shown on Ordnance Survey 1890 and 1933 1:2500 maps.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 14, 54.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341346Report - Survey: Timms, S. C.. 1976. The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Unbound + Digital. 199.
SDV348975Article in Serial: Brayshay, M.. 1991. Heathcoat's Industrial Housing in Tiverton, Devon. Southern History. 13. Photocopy. 83.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV349463Website: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Maps and Apportionments. http://devon.gov.uk. Website.
SDV349547Personal Comment: Richards, A.. 23/09/2002.

Associated Monuments

MDV1374Related to: Heathcoat Lace Factory, Tiverton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 18 2015 11:10AM