Cricklepit Mill in the 1980s

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Cricklepit Mill in the 1980s

This modern view of Cricklepit Mill shows its position straddling the Higher Leat. It is taken from one side of the leat, whose water runs through the middle of the building, driving two large waterwheels, each used to grind corn.

Although the brick side of the mill visible here is of 19th century date, this large structure was built in the late 17th century. In the late 1990s it suffered a very damaging fire. At the time of writing (2003) it is undergoing restoration by the Devon Historic Building Trust.

Acknowledgments: Exeter Archaeology