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Canonsleigh Priory Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Westleigh, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C2RWMXC+CX

Entry Name: Canonsleigh Priory Mill

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106458

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95854

Location: Burlescombe, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

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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