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HER Number:MDV69173
Name:Washbourne Mill, Ashprington


A corn mill is recorded at Washbourne in the first half of the 19th century. A mill leat is shown on the first edition Ordnance Survey map and Washbourne Mill is presumed to be the building shown at the end of it, although it is not marked as such. The building shown at this location on current mapping is named as Orchard Cottage.


Grid Reference:SX 797 547
Map Sheet:SX75SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalwell and Moreleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishASHPRINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75SE/105

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD? to 1900 AD? (Between))

Full description

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

Possible site of mill at the end of Mill Leat shown on the 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map at Middle Washbourne.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 8.18 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 86 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

A flour or grist mill situated near Washburn Village was advertised for sale in 1831. A set of Corn Mills was advertised with Washburne Farm in 1852.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Building marked as Orchard Cottage.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 8.18.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 86.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #99004 ]
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV108167Related to: Mill Pond at Washbourne Mill, Ashprington (Monument)
MDV69174Related to: Washbourne Mill Leat, Ashprington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 23 2019 3:07PM