MDE21141 - 19th Century mill pond northeast of West Hill Plantation (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
The Tithe Map for Parracombe shows the river with no features and the land part of the site as part of a larger field.  The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map depicts and labels a mill pond nestled in the turn of the river, at SS 6551 4560. A weir is sited directly to the south at SS 6550 4558; this presumably feeds the pond. There is a mill further downstream with which it is likely associated (MDE21144, Bumsley Mill), fed by a leat commencing 60 metres downstream of the pond (MDE20641).  The pond is not labelled on the 2nd Edition map, although it is depicted as an area of marshy ground. The weir is still shown.  The weir is still shown on the 1963 Ordnance Survey map, and on modern MasterMap data. [4,5] Upstream of the take-off point for the leat from the Heddon River it is reported that there was a mill pond and this would be logical, but this pond was not evident in 1952 when the area was overgrown with scrub and trees.  2020 MasterMap data shows a pond sited to the west of the original pond. The original pond is not shown, but its general extent is shown as a similarly enclosed space and the weir is still extant. 
- <1> SDE89747 Map: 1839. Parracombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
- <2>XY SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #43866 ]
- <3> SEM7190 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <4> SEM7608 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963.
- <5> SEM8322 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.
- <6> SEM340787 Unpublished document: Hutchins, J.. 2020. MDE21144 - Bumsley Mill (Monument). p2.
- <7> SEM8817 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 6551 4560 (40m by 52m) (Historic mapping)|
|Civil Parish||PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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- Devon SMR Monument ID: 31428
- Devon SMR: SS64NE/94
Record last edited
Oct 21 2020 10:15AM
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