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HER Number:MDV8291
Name:Millbrook, Moretonhampstead

Summary

Site of an 18th/19th century papermill which also appears to have been used at some time as a woollen mill. The building is described as ruinous in the 1970s. The site now appears to have been redeveloped.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 755 863
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NE/10

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PAPER MILL (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WOOLLEN MILL (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Millbrook marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map, to north-north-east of the town.


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

Millbrook marked on 1904-1906 25 inch Ordnance Survey map, comprising a rectangular building orientated broadly east-west together with several smaller outbuildings.


Shorter, A. H., 1947, Paper Mills in Devon and Cornwall, 101 (Article in Serial). SDV85084.


Shorter, A. H., 1947-1949, Paper Mills in Devon and Cornwall. Further Evidence, 193 (Article in Serial). SDV306513.


Shorter, A. H., 1950, The Historical Geography of the Paper Making Industry in Devon, 1684-1950, 209, 211 (Article in Serial). SDV122239.

A papermill was operating at Town Mills between 1776 and 1826. It was equipped in 1776 to make pasteboard for packing bales of serge.


Hughes, G. W. G., 1954, Moretonhampstead, 83 (Article in Serial). SDV314001.

There was a woollen mill at the bottom of Lime Street and later another on the Bovey Tracey road at One Mill. In 1446, there was a fulling mill either here or further down the Wrey. A paper mill was advertised for sale at the Town Mills in 1776. Leather tanning and curing, tallow chandling and ropemaking were also local trades.


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

Mill now a ruin.


Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 40.81 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.


Swete, J. (ed. Gray T. + Rowe, M.), 2000, Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Swete. Vol. 4, 30 (Monograph). SDV339713.

Swete, writing in 1797, describes the mill as a 'brown paper Manufactory'.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Building marked as Millbrook on modern mapping, on a different orientation to that shown on the 1904-1906 map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV122239Article in Serial: Shorter, A. H.. 1950. The Historical Geography of the Paper Making Industry in Devon, 1684-1950. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 82. A5 Hardback. 209, 211.
SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 40.81.
SDV306513Article in Serial: Shorter, A. H.. 1947-1949. Paper Mills in Devon and Cornwall. Further Evidence. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 23. Unknown. 193.
SDV314001Article in Serial: Hughes, G. W. G.. 1954. Moretonhampstead. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 86. Unknown. 83.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #108333 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339713Monograph: Swete, J. (ed. Gray T. + Rowe, M.). 2000. Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Swete. Vol. 4. Travels in Georgian Devon. The Illustrated Journals of the Reverend John Sw. 4. Hardback Volume. 30.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound.
SDV85084Article in Serial: Shorter, A. H.. 1947. Paper Mills in Devon and Cornwall. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 23.4. Unknown. 101.

Associated Monuments

MDV34285Related to: Mill pond at Millbrook, Moretonhampstead (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 9:59AM