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HER Number:MDV75776
Name:Crowden Mill, Northlew

Summary

Crowden Mill is believed to be of late 17th century origin. It was disused by 1947 at which time it had a 12 foot overshot waterwheel and three pairs of stones.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 492 997
Map Sheet:SX49NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNorthlew
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTHLEW

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (XVII to XIX - 1601 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Corn Mill' marked at 'Crowden' on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.


Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 44 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: No. 70.


Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 302 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Crowden Mill is referred to as Cample Mill in a conveyance of 1840. Disused by1947, it still retained much of its machinery including a 12 foot overshot wheel, iron gearing and three pairs of stones. It also had an oil engine. The present building predates 1721 and is believed to be of late 17th century origin. Of local stone under a slate roof. Now converted. Some machinery lies in the garden.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 44.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 302.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV75936Related to: Mill Leat near Crowden Mill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 25 2009 10:08AM