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Latitude: 50.6724 / 50°40'20"N
Longitude: -4.144 / 4°8'38"W
OS Eastings: 248599
OS Northings: 88055
OS Grid: SX485880
Mapcode National: GBR NW.6WZT
Mapcode Global: FRA 2769.HD5
Plus Code: 9C2QMVC4+XC
Entry Name: Bidlake Mill
Listing Date: 7 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1165013
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94289
Location: Bridestowe, West Devon, Devon, EX20
Civil Parish: Bridestowe
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bridestowe
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 48 NE
11/45 Bidlake Mill
Watermill. C17. Slate rubble walls. Scantle slate roof gabled to right end, half-
hipped to left. At right-hand end is a chimney constructed of 4 upright slates.
Rectangular plan of 1 room on each floor with overshot water wheel against rear
2 storeys. Asymmetrical front with wide doorway to the left and a small window to
its right. Built into the hill at right-hand end where a doorway leads to the 1st
floor room. The wooden overshot water wheel survives at the rear and water is
brought to it on wooden launders.
Interior: some original roof trusses survive with lapped and pegged collars and
mortices for threaded purlins; now considerably repaired. The mill machinery
appears to survive intact.
The mill was used to grind corn until the 1930's after which the wheel was geared
for carpentry machinery and used for such until 1956.
Listing NGR: SX4859988055
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