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HER Number:MDV65932
Name:Town Mill, Tavistock

Summary

Town Mill, built circa 1846 but destroyed by fire in 1888 and presumably rebuilt. In the mid 18th century a malt mill appears to have been to the south-west, on the south side of leat, but no buildings are shown on the site of the present mill.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 484 746
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/350

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CORN MILL (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, Towns 1855-95 1:500 (Cartographic). SDV348147.

"Town Mill (Corn)" marked.


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

'Town mill (corn)' is shown as a large building on the east side of a small yard with adjoining buildings around the rest of the yard.


Hicks, C. E., 1947, Tavistock: The Changing Scene in the Last Two Centuries, 165 (Article in Serial). SDV256401.

Two tucking or fulling mills on the north side of Lower Brook Street used the leat, one about half way along the street, which had two gardens attached, the other on the site of the present mill.


Devon County Council, 1975, Tavistock Town Walk, 94 (Article in Monograph). SDV352474.


Timms, S. C., 1976, The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft, 166, 169 (Report - Survey). SDV341346.


The Tavistock and District Local History Society, 1994, About Tavistock: An Historical Introduction and Six Town Walks, 52 (Monograph). SDV354806.

The town mill was bult in the 19th century to replace the earlier one which was swept away in the town's redevelopment.


Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 30.26 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.


Watts, M., 2002, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV350387.

Town mill built circa 1846, marked on First Edition Ordnance Survey map. Destroyed by fire in 1888 and presumably rebuilt. Building now a shop.


Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 228 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Town Mills mentioned from 1556-1763 as three gristmills and one malt mill. Described in 1997 as a late Victorian three-storey building of random stone with brick window surrounds, built after the fire.


Mettler, A.E., 2010, Field Book to the Plan of Tavistock: 1751 and 1752 (Monograph). SDV350389.

Item W15: A Maltmill in Lease with the Cornmills in Abbey Scite F5


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.


The Tavistock Wynne Map Heritage Project, 2012, Tavistock 1752 (Website). SDV350360.

W15 is a building on the south side of the mill leat on Brook Street.


Baines, C., 2012, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV350475.

The tucking mill 'with two gardens attached', referred to by Hicks, is shown on Wynne's map of 1751/2, however the second tucking mill, said to be on the site of the present mill, is not shown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV256401Article in Serial: Hicks, C. E.. 1947. Tavistock: The Changing Scene in the Last Two Centuries. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 79. A5 Hardback. 165.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 30.26.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 228.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second 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. 166, 169.
SDV348147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #98001 ]
SDV350360Website: The Tavistock Wynne Map Heritage Project. 2012. Tavistock 1752. http://www.tavistock1752.co.uk/index.cfm. Website.
SDV350387Personal Comment: Watts, M.. 2002. Not Applicable.
SDV350389Monograph: Mettler, A.E.. 2010. Field Book to the Plan of Tavistock: 1751 and 1752. Field Book to the Plan of Tavistock: 1751 and 1752. Paperback Volume.
SDV350475Personal Comment: Baines, C.. 2012.
SDV352474Article in Monograph: Devon County Council. 1975. Tavistock Town Walk. Devon Town Trails: European Architectural Heritage Year. Paperback Volume. 94.
SDV354806Monograph: The Tavistock and District Local History Society. 1994. About Tavistock: An Historical Introduction and Six Town Walks. About Tavistock: An Historical Introduction and Six Town Walks. A5 Paperback. 52.

Associated Monuments

MDV19146Related to: Mill Brook, Tavistock (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2015 10:22AM