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HER Number:MDV8867
Name:East corn mill, now Mill Farm, Manaton


East Corn Mill has been disused since at least 1904. Not clear exactly when mill was established but is shown on the Tithe Map. Possible mill building appears to date to the early-mid 19th century; house is 18th century. House appears to have been in decline in the mid-late 20th century, but was reconditioned in the early 1970s.


Grid Reference:SX 749 808
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SE/46

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CORN MILL (XVII to XX - 1700 AD? to 1904 AD (Between))
  • FARMSTEAD (XX - 1904 AD to 1970 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Manaton East Mills' depicted on the Tithe Map; 729 on the apportionment ('House, Mill, court and garden').

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

East Corn Mill depicted on the late 19th century historic map.

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

'East Corn Mill (Disused)' depicted on the early 20th century historic map.

Harris, H., 1968, Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor, 207 (Monograph). SDV149229.

The East corn mill (SX750808) has been disused at least since 1904. The thatched roof is falling in and there are no obvious remains of machinery.

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

(Visited in 1973 - estimated). Disused cornmill. Building has thatched roof in dilapidated condition.

White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Mill (Un-published). SDV352501.

Mill farmhouse and corn mill.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149229Monograph: Harris, H.. 1968. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 207.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #108938 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Mill.
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV34401Parent of: Mill Farmhouse, Manaton (Building)
MDV108105Related to: House and garden east of Mill Farm, Manaton (Building)
MDV41408Related to: Mill Farm Leat, Manaton (Monument)
MDV41407Related to: Mill pond at Mill Farm, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 20 2015 1:12PM