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Belford Mill and Belford Mill Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashburton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5303 / 50°31'49"N

Longitude: -3.76 / 3°45'35"W

OS Eastings: 275355

OS Northings: 71542

OS Grid: SX753715

Mapcode National: GBR QG.V5R2

Mapcode Global: FRA 370N.GZK

Plus Code: 9C2RG6JR+42

Entry Name: Belford Mill and Belford Mill Cottage

Listing Date: 10 May 1973

Last Amended: 1 September 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282905

English Heritage Legacy ID: 375962

Location: Ashburton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Ashburton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashburton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


SX77SE Belford Mill and Belford Mill
849-1/2/1 Cottage
(Formerly Listed as:
Belford Mill (The 'Coffin' Mill))


Also known as: The Coffin Mill.
Former mill building, now converted to 2 houses. Known locally
as The Coffin Mill on account of its shape. Probably early
C19. Stone rubble, the top storey with C20 weatherboarding
probably imitating the original louvring. Slated roof. 2 stone
rubble chimneys on wall adjoining road. A long, narrow
building, the N section bending to match the curve of the
road. S section wedge-shaped. This building seems to have been
used for processing, with a wool loft on top floor. The mill
proper with a water-wheel is believed to have been the ruined
building immediately to north. No sign of wheel-pit remains,
but the line of the leat is still traceable. 4 storeys. 8
windows wide. Windows are mostly 8-paned sashes, probably of
C20 date. No windows in top storey or in W wall adjoining
road, although W wall does have a blocked window. Interior:
reported to have been gutted during conversion to houses.
Helen Harris says Belford was a woollen mill of Messrs Berry,
converted to corn mill in mid C19. When she wrote the gear
wheels of the corn mill were still in position and a large
wheel pit could be seen.
(Harris H: Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor: Newton Abbot:
1972-: 185).

Listing NGR: SX7535571542

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

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