MSO12500 - Post-medieval waterwheel at Wheal Eliza
|Name:||Post-medieval waterwheel at Wheal Eliza|
|Type of Record:||Monument|
|Grid Reference:||SS 7847 3806|
|Parish:||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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The remains of the 19th Century water wheel at Wheal Eliza (MSO6802).
- WATER WHEEL (AD 19th Century - 1847 AD to 1857 AD (Unclassified))
Designated Status: none recorded
The remains of the 19th Century water wheel at Wheal Eliza Mine (MSO6802). The area of the wheel pit consists of an irregular hollow on the south side of the river with 2 eyed, 3 centimetre diameter rods protruding from the surface. Against the hillside to the south is a mortared stone wall with a north-south slot 60 centimetres wide running south to the rockface. The level of the top leat (MSO12501) is about 5 metres above the present surface of the wheel pit area. The arrangement where the leat presumably debouched into a chute and onto the wheel is obscured by collapses of the slope at the east end of the leat. [1, 2]
The wheel had been constructed by end 1846. 
<1> Burrow, 19.7.1979, site visit records (Unassigned). SSO819.
<2> Burrow, I., Minnitt, S. + Murless, B., 1980, Somerset Archaeology 1979, 136 (Measured Plan) (Article in serial). SSO858.
<3> Orwin, C.S. + Sellick, R.J., 1970, The Reclamation of Exmoor Forest, 172-78 (Monograph). SSO1774.
<4> SCC HBC 3.14.2 (Survey). SSO406.
|MSO6802||Part of: Wheal Eliza Mine (Monument)|
|MSO12501||Related to: Post-medieval leat at Wheal Eliza (Monument)|
|MSO12502||Related to: Post-medieval leat at Wheal Eliza (Monument)|
|MSO12503||Related to: Post-medieval main shaft at Wheal Eliza (Monument)|
|MSO12509||Related to: Post-medieval tailrace at Wheal Eliza (Monument)|
- Local List Status (Unassessed)
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Somerset SMR PRN: 35702
|Date Last Edited:||Oct 23 2013 4:22PM|
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