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HER Number:MDV7844
Name:Gages Mill, Ashburton


Gages mill. A leat taken out of the ashburn above castle bridge, and gagsmill (a gig-mill) was in existence in 1504.


Grid Reference:SX 747 689
Map Sheet:SX76NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NW/45

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FULLING MILL (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

A GIG-MILL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV294238.

Gages mill. A leat taken out of the ashburn above castle bridge, and gagsmill (a gig-mill) was in existence in 1504.

AMERY, 1876, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV294239.

Vis=27/5/1960(os) gages mill owned by mrs. M. Tope who states that it ceased to be used as a fulling mill about a century ago, and was subsequently converted into tenements. The mill proper is now one dwelling house with a 19th. Century cottage abutting the north side. Traces of the mill- leat are still visible running under the south side of the building. The title deeds go back to 1770 and the general appearance of the building conforms to that period. There is nothing to suggest that the present structure incorporates any 16th century work. Being used as a paintworks in 1875. Spoken of in ancient deeds as a fulling mill (amery, 1876).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV294240.

Amery, j. S. /tda/56(1924)52-54/ashburton of past days- presidential address.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV294241.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV294242.

Amery, p. F. S. /tda/8(1876)325/ashburton and the woolen trade.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV294238Migrated Record: A GIG-MILL.
SDV294239Report - Survey: AMERY, 1876.
SDV294240Migrated Record:
SDV294241Migrated Record:
SDV294242Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV92776Related to: Gage's Farm House, Buckfast Road, Ashburton (Building)
MDV107776Related to: Gages Farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV123327Related to: Possible Mill Race south and east of Priestaford, Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 6 2018 3:17PM