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The Old Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Jacobstowe, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7985 / 50°47'54"N

Longitude: -4.0001 / 4°0'0"W

OS Eastings: 259145

OS Northings: 101785

OS Grid: SS591017

Mapcode National: GBR KT.Z2GC

Mapcode Global: FRA 26HZ.KFX

Plus Code: 9C2QQXXX+9X

Entry Name: The Old Mill

Listing Date: 29 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1146577

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93275

Location: Jacobstowe, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Jacobstowe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Jacobstowe St James

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 50 SE
7/160 The Old Mill
House with attached mill building, C17, extended probably in C19 with mid-late C19
mill. Rendered cob walls incorporating some rubble, stone rubble walls to mill.
Gable ended asbestos slate roof. 3 rendered brick stacks, 2 axial, one at left gable
Plan: original plan unclear due to C20 alterations but likely to have begun as 3-
room-and-through-passage plan. However, the position of the passage, and therefore
the higher and lower ends is difficult to deduce and the house has probably been
extended at the left-hand end and possibly reduced at the right end. The right-hand
room is most probably the hall and is heated by an axial stack. The 2 outer stacks
are most likely later insertions. At the right-hand end of the house is a lower,
probably C19 addition, which originally had a non-domestic function. Beyond that is
the mill building which consists of one long room underneath the centre of which are
2 water wheels served by a leat running in from the front and under the building,
behind which the ground drops away to the river.
Exterior: 2 storeys, mill building is single storey. Long asymmetrical 4-window
front of late C20 P.V.C. casements to the mouse. 2 storey gabled projection to left
of centre with C20 lower gabled porch built in front of it which has stable type
door. C19 plank door towards right-nand end. Beyond it is the lower C19 addition.
To its right is the mill building which is lower still. It has 3 original 4-light
windows with overlapping panes and brick arches above. The doorway at its left-hand
end has a similar arch above.
Interior: the 2 right-hand rooms have chamfered and bar-stopped beams. The right-
hand fireplace is partially filled in and has a chamfered and stopped wooden lintel
and granite jambs. At the right end of this room is a partially re-sited C17 plank
and muntin screen with chamfered and moulded edges to muntins which have hollow step
stops . Re-used C17 chamfered doorframe at the rear of this room. The C17 roof
also survives comprising straight principal rafters with threaded purlins and
dovetail-halved collars. One truss appears blackened but its construction suggests
that it has been re-assembled from disparate pieces of re-used timber.
The mill retains its mill stones and machinery.

Listing NGR: SS5914501785

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