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Chimney About 50 Metres West North West of Town Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Okehampton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7374 / 50°44'14"N

Longitude: -3.9995 / 3°59'58"W

OS Eastings: 259000

OS Northings: 94993

OS Grid: SX590949

Mapcode National: GBR Q2.GY5S

Mapcode Global: FRA 27H4.CND

Plus Code: 9C2RP2P2+X5

Entry Name: Chimney About 50 Metres West North West of Town Mill

Listing Date: 7 March 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105867

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93384

Location: Okehampton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Okehampton

Built-Up Area: Okehampton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Okehampton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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The following building shall be added to the list:

SX 59 SE
Chimney about 50 metres
west north west of Town

Chimney stack at manure and vitriol works. Circa mid Cl9. Stone rubble with some
granite quoins. Tall chimney about 2.3 metres square at base and tapering towards
top. It is attached at the base on its south side to another building not
included in the listing.

Town Mill qv to the east is said to be mentioned in the Domesday Book and by the
mid C17 there were two mills (a wheat and a rye mill) side by side. In C19 the
mill was taken over by William Wood who reconstructed and enlarged it, setting up
a fertiliser business, bone crushing plant and a condenser for the production of
sulphuric acid. The acid was pumped through a pipe under Simmons Park to the
station but that was abandoned after the pipe broke and caused smells in the town.

Listing NGR: SX5899494985

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