The mill which is of unknown period but probably dates from the 15 th century had been empty since the 1950s. It was in a dilapidated and dangerous condition and there were demands for its demolition.
The Trust were able to take over the building and completed the first and most major part of its restoration. The Devon Wildlife Trust took over the premises and completed the final stage of its restoration. This was the second largest project that The Trust had undertaken and it received the 2003 Michelmores Heritage Project of the Year Award.
The Role of DHBT – Act as a Catalyst or broker
The DHBT may pull together a team to save a premises by taking out an option to purchase, to find a long term sustainable user and then restore or upgrade the building using available historic buildings grants.