The Old Mill, Station Road, Bovey Tracey, Devon

The Old Mill, Station Road, Bovey Tracey, Devon
Photograph taken 29 August 1999 © Mr M J Medley. Source Historic England Archive ref: 84531

The building was never used as a mill but was built in 1854 as a stable to Bridge House which is now the Riverside Inn. The waterwheel simply collected water from the river for use in the house and stables. The building is said to have been saved from demolition in the 1950s by public subscription. It was then occupied by Standard Telephone and Cables. In 2009 the building is home to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen featuring the work of over 200 members. The river is the Bovey which makes up half the town's name.

Location

Devon Bovey Tracey

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

waterwheel power river Victorian (1837 - 1901)