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HER Number:MDV8200
Name:Rew Mill, Ashburton

Summary

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.
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.

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

  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1305153
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/20

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FULLING MILL (Constructed, XV to XVI - 1500 AD? (Between) to 1599 AD (Between))
  • CORN MILL (Constructed, XIX to Unknown - 1886 AD (Pre))
  • CARPENTERS WORKSHOP (Constructed, Late 20th Century to Unknown - 1968 AD (Pre))

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.

(SX 75427064) A watermill is marked on a map dated 1605 of part of the Manor of Ashburton where "Tucking mill" is printed on OS 6" 1906. It was recently called Tucking Corn Mill, and the water wheel was driving wood-working machinery. A confusion of titles.

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

Brief reference to the tucking mill at Ashburton.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 195, SX77SE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV247567.

(18/07/1951) The old mill has been converted into small machine shop belonging to agricultural machinery works. Greater part of old walls-ragstone built are incorporated into present structure. The waterwheel was at the south-west corner and leat which fed it still passes beneath the building.

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 or Rew Mill (SX 754706); a 16th century building formerly connected with the woollen industry, now converted to a woodworking business.
In Kingsbridge Lane is the former woollen mill of Messrs. John Berry and sons. The buildings, including the stables, are used as a wool store by the Buckfast Spinning Company.

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.

Historic England, 2021-2022, NRHE to HER website, Accessed 07/06/2022 (Website). SDV364039.

South West Textile Mills Project Number: 345

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149229Monograph: Harris, H.. 1968. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 185.
SDV247567Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 195. SX77SE12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.
SDV364039Website: Historic England. 2021-2022. NRHE to HER website. https://nrhe-to-her.esdm.co.uk/NRHE. Website. Accessed 07/06/2022.
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

  • EDV8699 - RCHME South West Textile Mills Project (Ref: RCH01/063)

Date Last Edited:Jun 24 2022 3:09PM