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HER Number:MDV7835
Name:Brook Mill


Brook Mill is now a dwelling house.


Grid Reference:SX 723 674
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/36

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CORN MILL (Post Medieval to XIX - 1540 AD to 1849 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments, 726 (Cartographic). SDV359954.

'Brook Mill' is depicted on the Tithe Map.

Harris, H., 1968, Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor, 189 (Monograph). SDV149229.

The former Brook Corn Mill is now a dwelling house, though portions of the old wheel and the leat system remain.

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

19th century. Other details: Gazetteer.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 9 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: 55.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 67 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Documentary reference to "all that Set of Grist and Flour Mills, called Brook Mills, in Buckfastleigh, Devon; consisting of a good Dwelling-House, large Mill-house, two pair of stones, Bunt and Smut machines all in excellent condition, and a never failing stream of water, with stable, pig-sties, garden and orchard and a plot of pasture land with or without seven acres of rich water meadow adjoining" in the Exeter Flying Post, 28/04/1831. Other details: Draft Report.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

'Brook Mill' is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149229Monograph: Harris, H.. 1968. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 189.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 9.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 67.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital. 726.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #130688 ]
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV102834Related to: Weir on River Mardle above Brook Mill Bridge, (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 8 2021 3:26PM