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Time Team: Series 14, 2007 - Click on the links below for the different programmes
Isle of Man - Finds on the Fairway
Blacklands - There's no place like Rome
Hooke Court - School Diggers
Anglesey - The Druid's Last Stand
Shorncliffe - Sharpe's Redoubt
Stilton - A Port and Stilton
Wicken - A Tale of Two Villages
Warburton - No stone unturned...
Dotton - The Domesday Mill
Chesham Bois - The Cheyne Gang
Godstone - Road to the Relics
Poulton - The Abbey Habit
Bodmin Moor - In the shadow of the Tor

Dotton - The Domesday Mill

The ancient manor of Dotton predates the Domesday Book of 1086, by which time a mill was already operating on the site. It was recognised as a civil parish in 1868, but was incorporated into Colaton Raleigh in 1894.

The population of the hamlet never exceeded more than five families, but, uniquely for a settlement of its size, it once boasted a church and mill. This would indicate a stable and industrious community, which was probably self-sufficient in food and fodder.

The last millers were the Creed family, who took over in 1936 following the death of the previous incumbent, Mr Lethbridge, but they complained about the delapidated state of the mill and its equipment.

The mill was used for the last time in 1946 and was demolished in 1968 because it was considered unsafe.

The Team had just three days to investigate this fascinating place...
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