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HER Number:MDV7515
Name:Cockingford Mill, Widecombe in the Moor

Summary

Cockingford Mill last worked in 1938. The waterwheel remains.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 716 750
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445190
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/79
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

"Cockingford Corn Mill" depicted on the late 19th century historic map.


Harris, H., 1968, Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor, 227 (Monograph). SDV149229.

Cockingford Mill on the East Webburn is now a farm, and a guest house in the summer. The somewhat derelict wheel at the end of the building can be seen from the road.


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

Visited in 1973 (estimated). Overshot wheel, iron and wood with open paddles. Watercourse from leat higher up East Webburn River with weir and sluice gates. Binder evident though collapsed. Mill in present use for animal feed.18th century.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 21 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

(Visited in 1978) The mill is no longer used but the waterwheel and gearing are still there and an exceptionally long wooden pentrough carries the water from the leat to the wheel.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 239 (vol ii) (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

(Visited 3/8/1979) The remains of the water wheel are still to be seen on the side of the mill house. The wrought iron outer rim is still mostly intact. The woodwork has rotted badly. It is now a farmhouse, but the land is in Buckland parish. According to the farmer the mill was last working in 1938. House has lattice windows and the roof has been raised. A new extension has been added since 1843.


Department of Environment, 1986, Widecombe in the Moor, 136 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV289221.

Probably 17th century in origin.


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


Exeter Archaeology, 2005, An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report, Ex. Arch. No. 16 (Report - Survey). SDV356906.

The mill may have medieval origins. It worked until August 1938 when it was destroyed in a flood.


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

Map object is based onn this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149229Monograph: Harris, H.. 1968. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 227.
SDV289221List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1986. Widecombe in the Moor. Historic Houses Register. A4 Single Sheet. 136.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. 21.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV356906Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. An Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment. Draft Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. Digital. Ex. Arch. No. 16.
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound. Gazeteer.

Associated Monuments

MDV29822Part of: MANOR in the Parish of Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV93207Related to: Cockingford Farmhouse (Building)
MDV51761Related to: Cockingford Mill leat (Monument)
MDV102783Related to: Cockingford Mill Weir (Monument)
MDV29821Related to: Penny found in garden at Cockingford Mill (Find Spot)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6538 - Archaeological Survey of Weirs in the River Dart Catchment

Date Last Edited:May 20 2016 11:39AM