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HER Number:MDV66772
Name:Horsemills, Kingsteignton


Site of Horsemills, a small settlement recorded on the 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Grid Reference:SX 852 761
Map Sheet:SX87NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsteignton
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NE/231

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Site of 'Horsemills' shown on 19th century map as two small rectangular buildings in an iregular shaped enclosure to the west of the road. Several small buildings and enclosures are shown to the north with a pump shown as 'P' at SX85297616.

Exeter Archaeology, 2007, Archaeological Assessment of Southacre and John Acres Lane/ Whitepit Operational Areas (Bovey Basin ROMP), 5 & 8 (Site 32) (Report - Assessment). SDV339561.

Horsemills shown on the 1840 Kingsteignton Tithe Map and Apportionment as Plot 183 described as 'houses and gardens'. The name suggests the presence of a horse powered mill in the vicinity. A single crudely dressed granite gatepost observed in 2003 on the west side of the road at SX8530876191 may represent the only surviving feature of this settlement.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #98283 ]
SDV339561Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2007. Archaeological Assessment of Southacre and John Acres Lane/ Whitepit Operational Areas (Bovey Basin ROMP). Exeter Archaeology Report. 07.37. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5 & 8 (Site 32).

Associated Monuments

MDV73987Related to: Horsemills Clay Works (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4322 - Southacre and John Acres Lane/Whitepit

Date Last Edited:Jan 13 2021 9:18AM