Fingle Mill

A Dartmoor blog

In yesterday’s blog I featured a photograph by Mile Smallcombe of the miller’s wife and children fleeing the burning mill at Fingle – see here. Today I give a bit more information on the Fingle Mill itself. The Mill was a well known feature in the Teign Valley in the 19th century and many of the writers of the time described it. It was a corn mill driven by water from the Teign which was channelled down a leat.

fingleMillThis is a photograph of the Mill in the 1880s/1890s – I don’t know who took the photograph or who owns the copyright. You can clearly see the leat, the waterwheel and the substantial buildings.

The Mill burnt down in 1894 and was never rebuilt. The Miller and his family escaped unharmed. Before its demise the Mill also served tea and food to visitors. After the fire in 1907 a…

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