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HER Number:MDV7586
Name:Beenleigh Watermill, Harberton


Mid 19th century watermill. The machinery and waterwheel have been removed, the waterwheel being replaced by a turbine in the 1980s.


Grid Reference:SX 797 565
Map Sheet:SX75NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHarberton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARBERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75NE/12
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Built, XIX - 1830 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The mill is now shown on the Tithe Map although the leat is.

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

Corn Mill (Disused) marked at Beenleigh.

Minchinton, W. E., 1973, Industrial Archaeology in Devon, 19 (Monograph). SDV7016.

Beenleigh Watermill, powered by the river Harbourne. Has a waterwheel which may be seen from the road.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 8.22 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 65 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

The waterwheel, by Polyblank, was removed to store and replaced by a turbine in the 1980s.

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

Waterwheel marked.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Mill immediately south of Beenleigh. Watermill. Circa mid C19 (not on 1840 tithe map). Local slate and other local stone rubble. Welsh slate roof with half hipped ends. Square on plan. Reduced in height to 3 storeys. Flat stone window arches to original openings with C20 casements. External stone stairs to raised doorway. Another doorway to first floor from higher ground level at rear. The mill machinery and wheel have been removed. The mill adjoins the stables to the east and the barn to the north west.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX75NE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV161367.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV161367Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX75NE12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 8.22.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 65.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #102930 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV7016Monograph: Minchinton, W. E.. 1973. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Paperback Volume. 19.

Associated Monuments

MDV58793Related to: Beenleigh Mill Leat, Harberton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 25 2014 11:01AM