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Bowden Mill and Adjoining Cottages

A Grade II Listed Building in North Bovey, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6421 / 50°38'31"N

Longitude: -3.8057 / 3°48'20"W

OS Eastings: 272418

OS Northings: 84040

OS Grid: SX724840

Mapcode National: GBR QF.DS3G

Mapcode Global: FRA 27XC.WQ0

Entry Name: Bowden Mill and Adjoining Cottages

Listing Date: 4 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168289

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85123

Location: North Bovey, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: North Bovey

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: North Bovey St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 78 SW
4/191 Bowden Mill and adjoining cottages
- II

Mill with attached 2 (formerly 3) millworkers' cottages. Circa early C19. Granite
rubble walls, rendered to mill and left-hand cottage. Slate roof with gable ends.
4 rendered brick stacks, axial and gable.
Large mill building to one end with water wheel attached at its gable end. To the
opposite side the cottages adjoin, 2 are double fronted and the end one is single
fronted but this has now been incorporated into the adjoining cottage. All are
single depth. Lean-to outbuilding attached to end of single-fronted cottage
approached on first floor by external stone steps possibly granary.
The mill is 2 1/2 storeys, the houses are 2 storeys. Mill has large wooden overshot
water wheel attached at left gable end, slightly dilapidated. 2-window front to the
left with recessed bay to the right under overhanging top storey. Windows are
single fixed lights of 16 panes. Door to ground and first floor of right-hand gable
end of this section. The recessed section to the right is weatherboarded with a
loading door to the right on the first floor. Over-hanging top storey is also
weatherboarded. Cottage attached to right of mill building has asymmetrical 2-
window front with sash windows all of 12 panes except for ground floor left which
has 4. C20 flat roofed porch part glazed with glazed front door. The central
cottage has symmetrical 3-window front of 16 pane early C19 sash windows without
horns. Ground floor windows have timber lintels. Central door of 6 moulded panels
probably contemporary. Right-hand cottage has 1 window front with a window and door
to the left on the ground floor. First floor window identical to those of adjoining
cottage, ground floor one is 12 pane replacement with horns C20 part glazed door.
Timber lintels to ground floor openings. Lean-to outbuilding attached to right
gable end recessed from front of house with stone steps leading up at front to first
floor door.
Interior of mill contains much original machinery and granite mill stones with
mechanics for diverting water above the wheel. Approximately 4 metres to north of
cottages the mill stream is crossed by a C19 granite rubble bridge with segmental
stone voussoir arch of roughly dressed stones and roughly squared coping stones with
swept-out abutments.

Listing NGR: SX7241884040

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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