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Bidlake Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridestowe, Devon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165013

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94289

Location: Bridestowe, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Bridestowe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Bridestowe

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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11/45 Bidlake Mill

- II

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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