Site Event/Activity record EEM14545 - 2015: HBR - Beasley Weir, Battleton

Technique(s)

Organisation

South West Archaeology

Date

January 2015

Description

South West Archaeology Ltd. was instructed to undertake historic building recording at the former hydro-electric plant at Beasley Weir, Dulverton, Exmoor National Park, West Somerset, by Catherine Dru (the Client) prior to the partial demolition of the existing structures and the creation of a new 78kW hydro-electric facility. The first building on the site was constructed by the Dulverton Electric Lighting Company in c.1912-14 and was decommissioned in c.1950; the site was then modified and used as a fish-breeding station until the 1980s. The site at present comprises a corrugated iron shed standing on a mass-concrete plinth adjacent to the weir and fish-breeding tanks. The standing remains are relatively complex, with five main phases of alteration and adaptation.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Morris, B.. 2015. Beasley Weir, Dulverton, Exmoor National Park, West Somerset: Results of historic building recording.

Map

Location

Location Beasley Weir, Battleton, Dulverton, Somerset
Grid reference SS 9200 2691 (point) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS92NW
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Beasley salmon trap, Dulverton (Monument)
  • Electricity generating mill west of Pixton Park (Monument)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

  • 2011: HBA - Beasley Weir, Dulverton (Ref: 6/9/10/109)

Record last edited

Aug 22 2016 3:34PM