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Latitude: 50.9486 / 50°56'55"N
Longitude: -3.3275 / 3°19'39"W
OS Eastings: 306839
OS Northings: 117414
OS Grid: ST068174
Mapcode National: GBR LQ.NJV2
Mapcode Global: FRA 36XL.PH4
Entry Name: Canonsleigh Priory Mill
Listing Date: 24 October 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106458
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95854
Location: Burlescombe, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16
District: Mid Devon
Civil Parish: Burlescombe
Built-Up Area: Westleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Burlescombe St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
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5/3 Canonsleigh Priory Mill
Ruined remains of the east end, possibly part of the reredorter, of Canonsleigh
Abbey. C14 or C15. Coursed blocks of local chert with ashlar quoins and voussoirs.
Plan and description: although roofless the walls remain intact up to approximately
6m, almost their full height. A short length of a stream on a north-east south-west
alignment runs through the south-east side. Alongside (north-west) there is a
corridor which turns at right angles north-westwards at the south-west end. From
this short lengths of wall run at 45 1/3 and one includes the reveals of a tall window
with a pointed arch. It is strongly buttressed on the outside angles and the inside
walls are plastered. This is probably the latrine block attached to the reredorter
of the abbey. The latrines were washed by the stream and it is this that has led to
the speculation that it was a mill. There is however no evidence for a wheel here.
The entrance corridor contains an (inserted?) fireplace at first floor level.
Listing NGR: ST0683917414
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