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Oakford Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Oakford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9862 / 50°59'10"N

Longitude: -3.5403 / 3°32'24"W

OS Eastings: 291984

OS Northings: 121884

OS Grid: SS919218

Mapcode National: GBR LF.L4YG

Mapcode Global: FRA 36GH.YBD

Entry Name: Oakford Mill

Listing Date: 5 April 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1169799

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96797

Location: Oakford, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Oakford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Oakford St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


5/149 Oakford Mill


Mill and adjoining house. Probably early C19, but likely to be on the site of a
Domesday Mill. Whitewashed stone rubble; bitumen-painted slate roof, gabled at ends;
left end stack with brick shaft, lateral stack with brick shaft to rear wing.
Plan: L plan, the front block divided between the mill, to the right, and domestic
use, to the left which extents into the rear left wing. 1 room plan C20 infill in
the right angle between the front block and rear wing; C20 single-storey lean-to
against left return. Conspicuously-sited on the roadside with Oakford bridge over
the Exe to the left (q.v.) and a small bridge over the leat to the right (q.v.). The
leat powers an undershot water wheel (roofed over) at the right end of the front
Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 3-window front with a C20 timber door to left of
centre giving access to the mill and a first floor timber loading door to right
centre. 3 first floor early C19 windows with rounded arches and pretty 2-light
small-pane timber casements with rounded heads. 2-light small pane timber casements
to the ground floor. The domestic part of the building is entered on the left
return, through the C20 lean-to ; the left return has 1 early C19 first floor rounded
arched window with similar glazing to those on the front. At the right end of the
main block the building projects over the leat with 2 round arches, the left arch
feeds the leat to the wheel, the right hand arch is a sluice gate.
Interior: Mill only inspected. Iron wheel with timber floats and wheelshaft.
Considerable survival of machinery on 3 floors including the gearing for a spurwheel
drive arrangment; sack hoist and sack-hoist doors; grindstone; timber hopper and a
series of timber chutes. The collar rafter roof trusses are probably early C19.

Listing NGR: SS9198421884

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