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HER Number:MDV6969
Name:South Tawton Mill


Corn mill is depicted on the 19th century historic maps, although may be earlier. Mill pond and leat to the south associated with mill.


Grid Reference:SX 658 944
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/24

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CORN MILL (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1840 AD (Between))
  • MILL HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Tawton Mill is depicted on the Tithe Map; 1031 on the South Tawton apportionment: 'Houses, mills and courtyard'. To the south of the mill building is a garden plot, and there are two orchard plots to the south of the road. Two of the southern plots include 'Milkham' in the names (see related record).

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

'South Tawton Mill (Corn)' and 'Mill leat' shown on late 19th century historic map.

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

'South Tawton Mill (Corn)' and 'Mill leat' shown on early 20th century historic map.

Devon County Council, 1974, Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer (Report - Survey). SDV83967.

Visited in 1973 (estimate). Gristmill.

King, A. C., 1979, A30 Okehampton Bypass: Final Report, (26/2/1979)no.30 worksheet (Report - Survey). SDV343861.

'Mill leat' shown on Ordnance Survey 6 inch historic map dated 1963.

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, 1982, Mills Index (Un-published). SDV12998.

Visited sometime in 1965. Mill is complete.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 36.151 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

South Tawton Mill.

White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads (Un-published). SDV352501.

Included in list. No further detail provided.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Tawton Mill is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV12998Un-published: Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. 1982. Mills Index. Mills Index. A4 Stapled.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 36.151.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV343861Report - Survey: King, A. C.. 1979. A30 Okehampton Bypass: Final Report. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Mixed Archive Material. (26/2/1979)no.30 worksheet.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #99131 ]
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV20412Related to: Field name evidence near South Tawton Mill (Monument)
MDV109778Related to: The New House, South Tawton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2015 11:16AM