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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
Entry Name: Chimney About 50 Metres West North West of Town Mill
Listing Date: 7 March 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1105867
English Heritage Legacy ID: 93384
Location: Okehampton, West Devon, Devon, EX20
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
The following building shall be added to the list:
OKEHAMPTON MILL ROAD
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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