Posted: June 22, 2012 Filed under: Bradbury, Bradley, Buildings, Cattle, Devon, Early, England, Forde, Forde Manor, History, Jane Reynell, Lucy Reynell, Manors, Markets, Markets, Mills, Mills, Newton Abbot, Newton Bushel, Sherbourne Road, Sir Richard Reynell, Sir William Waller, Wool, Wool, Yardes of Bradley | Tags: Forder House, History, Jane Reynell, Lucy Reynell, Sir Richard Reynell, Sir William Waller, William Waller, Wool, Yardes, Yardes of Bradley
William Waller married Jane Reynell, daughter of Sir Richard and Lucy Reynell and inherited Forde House. In the 17th Century a battle took place to gain control of the Market between Sir William Waller and the Yardes of Bradley with the control remaining with the Yardes, showing the importance of wool to the area.
Sir William Waller
Posted: June 13, 2012 Filed under: Bradbury, Bradley Manor, Buildings, Devon, Early, England, Gilbert Yarde, History, Mathew Yarde, Mills, Mills, Newton Abbot, Wool, Wool | Tags: Bradley, Bradley Manor, Bushel, Corn, Corn Mills, Gilbert Yarde, Lord's Manor The, Mills, Newton Abbot, River Lemon, Wool, Wool Mills, Yarde
On the north side of the River Lemon lies Bradley Manor and after the male line of the Bushels died out in 1402 the manor was in the possession of the Yarde family. Wool was important as there were six mills on the estate, three fellmongering (stripping the wool from a sheep) mills and three corn mills.
Posted: June 8, 2012 Filed under: Bradbury, Devon, Early, England, Keybury, Mills, Newton Abbot, River Lemon, Rivers, Wool | Tags: Fulling, Fulling Mills, Keybury, Keybury Mill, Mills, Newton Abbot, River Lemon, Wool, Wool Mills, Woollen Industry
Newton Abbot’s flowing River Lemon was used to submerge wool in a basket to clean and then the wool was hung to dry. The rich grasslands were ideal for keeping sheep for their wool and contributed to the success of the wool trade in the area. Later fulling mills were powered by water from the Leat.
Newton Abbot Wool Mills