History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Dowrich Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Sandford, Devon

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 50.8314 / 50°49'53"N

Longitude: -3.674 / 3°40'26"W

OS Eastings: 282205

OS Northings: 104878

OS Grid: SS822048

Mapcode National: GBR L8.WT7C

Mapcode Global: FRA 366W.SKN

Entry Name: Dowrich Mill

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1273313

English Heritage Legacy ID: 445513

Location: Sandford, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Sandford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sandford St Swithin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Find accommodation in

Listing Text


3/183 Dowrich Mill


Water-mill. Probably C17, remodelled in C18 and C19. Partly cob on rubble
footings, partly mortared volcanic rubble; slate roof. Gable-ended block facing
east with remains of leat to rear and right (north) end terraced into hillslope. 2
storeys with attics. East front has 1 window to first floor flanked by loading
bays and that to right gained from higher ground level. Ground floor door at left
end. Roof steps down from right to left. Rear elevation has left (northern
section) of mortared rubble breaking forward from main range and contains remains
of iron-framed overshot wheel. From northern (left) end a mortared rubble tail
race wall extends westwards. Timber framed south gable end now clad with
corrugated iron and cob north gable end includes a presumably reset early C17 oak
2-light window frame with external ogee and internal ovolo moulding to attic.
Interior with plain carpentry detail includes extensive remains of C19 mill
machinery. Late C18-early C19 roof of tie beam trusses without collars halved and
crossing at apex to carry ridge; 3 bays to higher northern section, 2 to lower.

Listing NGR: SS8220504878

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

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.