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HER Number:MDV75197
Name:Mill House Pottery, Westcott Barton, Marwood


Mill building dating from the second half of the 19th century. Retains shaft from waterwheel with two pulleys that formerly drove various machinery via belt drive.


Grid Reference:SS 531 384
Map Sheet:SS53NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMarwood
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMARWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 98218

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Department of Environment, 1984, Marwood (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV342066.

One of a range of farm buildings approximately 20 metres south of Westcott Barton. Building extending at right angle [to barn] which has plank doorway with square loft door above between window with flat dressed stone arch on right and doorway to left. See listing description for full details of range. Other details: LBS No. 98218.

North Devon Archaeological Society, 1989, North Devon Watermills, 52 (Monograph). SDV337776.

University of the Third Age, 1995, Watermills in North Devon 1994, 110 (Monograph). SDV74915.

Southwest Archaeology, 2007, Westcott Barton, Middle Marwood, Devon. Results of Desk-Based Assessment and Archaeological Building Survey (Report - Survey). SDV342049.

The Mill house (J) forms an extension to the pottery shop (I) to the north and was built between the time of the 1843 Tithe Map and the Ordnance Survey map of 1889. Rubble stone with slate roof. It abuts and wraps around the lean-to containing the waterhweel on the east end of the barn (L). The driveshaft from the waterwheel remains, resting in bearings in west wall, together with two cast iron pulleys of different diameters. The smaller of the two may have driven machinery on the ground floor but the larger wheel took a belt drive to the upper floor. There is a slot cut in the ceiling joist to allow passage of the belt. See report for full details.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337776Monograph: North Devon Archaeological Society. 1989. North Devon Watermills. North Devon Watermills. A5 Paperback. 52.
SDV342049Report - Survey: Southwest Archaeology. 2007. Westcott Barton, Middle Marwood, Devon. Results of Desk-Based Assessment and Archaeological Building Survey. Southwest Archaeology Report. 070925. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV342066List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1984. Marwood. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV74915Monograph: University of the Third Age. 1995. Watermills in North Devon 1994. Watermills in North Devon 1994. A5 Paperback. 110.

Associated Monuments

MDV75178Part of: Westcott Barton, Marwood (Monument)
MDV75258Related to: Pottery Shop, Westcott Barton, Marwood (Building)
MDV75193Related to: Threshing Barn at Westcott Barton, Marwood (Building)
MDV37541Related to: Waterwheel at Wescott Barton, Marwood (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4473 - Survey of Westcott Barton, Middle Marwood, Devon

Date Last Edited:Apr 3 2009 9:30AM