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HER Number:MDV8258
Name:Sandypark Mill, Chagford


Sandypark Corn Mill, Chagford dates to at least the late 19th century but may be earlier. Ceased to be used as a mill in around 1917 and is now the Mill End Hotel. The waterwheel survives on the back of the building.


Grid Reference:SX 712 892
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NW/28

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATERMILL (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

‘Sandypark Mill (Corn)’ depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map (approximately 1880s in date).

Harris, H., 1968, Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor, 193 (Monograph). SDV149229.

Sandy Park Mill ceased to be a corn mill in about 1917 and is now the Mill End Hotel. The leat and water wheel, used for producing hydro-electricity in the 1930s, are well preserved. Posts in the dining room are part of the original mill and there are some mill stones in the garden.

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

Site visited in 1973(estimate). 19th century and earlier corn mill. In present use as hotel. Has poncelet floats, wooden arms and square wrought iron axle. Is lower breast shot 4.9 by 1.2 meters. Machinery removed to Sticklepath.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 39.37 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149229Monograph: Harris, H.. 1968. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 193.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 39.37.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #108274 ]
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV39793Related to: Sandypark Mill Leat, Chagford (Monument)
MDV102776Related to: Weir at Head of Leat to Sandypark Mill, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 9:31AM