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HER Number:MDV8200
Name:Rew Mill, Ashburton

Summary

Tucking Corn Mill at Rew shown on 19th century map and now converted for a woodwork business.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 754 706
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishAshburton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishASHBURTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/20

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CORN MILL (XV to XVI - 1500 AD to 1599 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Building shown on 19th century Tithe Map to the south of 'Rew'.


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

'Tucking Corn Mill' shown on 19th century map to the south of 'Pitt or Lower Rew Farm'.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Tucking Mill' shown on ealy 20th century map to the south of 'Pitt Farm'.


Amery, J. S., 1924, (Presidential Address) The Ashburton of past days: its manners, customs and inhabitants, 55, 94 Map (Article in Serial). SDV315287.

Tucking or Rew Mill; a 16th century building formerly connected with the woollen industry, is now converted for a woodwork business. The buildings, including the stables, are used as a wool store by the Buckfast Spinning Company. Copy in parish file.


Slee, A. H., 1938, Some Dead Industries of North Devon, 224 (Article in Serial). SDV60673.

Brief reference to the tucking mill at Ashburton.


Satterly, J., 1952, Memories of Ashburton in late Victorian Days, 35 (Article in Serial). SDV315139.

According to Satterley, John Berry had a woollen mill in North Street near a weir on the River Yeo, still operating in latter half of 19th century. Trade was transferred to the large mill at Buckfast. Offices and workshop in Kingsbridge Lane.


Harris, H., 1968, Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor, 185 (Monograph). SDV149229.

Tucking mill standing on leat marked on 1605 map of Manor of Ashburton. Mill changed in character to become a tucking corn mill. A confusion of titles.


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


Snell, R., 1986, Green Lanes in Devon Project (Un-published). SDV8442.


National Monuments Record, 2007, Archaeological Survey Catalogue - Ashburton, BF038904 (Report - non-specific). SDV363063.

The National Monuments Record may hold a small archive on this building; North Street Mill: Buildings File.


National Monument Record, 2014, Pastscape, 1305153 (Website). SDV355682.

Tucking or Rew Mill. A 16th century bulding formerly connected with the woollen industry. The mill was in use as both a tucking and a corn mill in 1886 and is now converted into dwellings.
Site visited on 18th July 1951. Converted into small machine shop belonging to agricultural machinery works. Greater part of old walls-ragstone built are incorporated into present structure. Water wheel was at south-west corner and leat still passes underneath the building.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149229Monograph: Harris, H.. 1968. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 185.
SDV315139Article in Serial: Satterly, J.. 1952. Memories of Ashburton in late Victorian Days. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. Unknown. 35.
SDV315287Article in Serial: Amery, J. S.. 1924. (Presidential Address) The Ashburton of past days: its manners, customs and inhabitants. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 56. Unknown. 55, 94 Map.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #108189 ]
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV355682Website: National Monument Record. 2014. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1305153.
SDV60673Article in Serial: Slee, A. H.. 1938. Some Dead Industries of North Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 70. A5 Hardback. 224.
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound.
SDV8442Un-published: Snell, R.. 1986. Green Lanes in Devon Project. Green Lanes in Devon Project. Not applicable. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV23322Related to: Pittmoor farmhouse, Ashburton (Building)
MDV77539Related to: Pittmoor farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)
MDV107881Related to: Rew Farmstead, Ashburton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 18 2019 3:23PM