MDE21573 - Post-medieval watermill at Shoulsbarrow Farm (Monument)

Summary

An overshot waterwheel is recorded as having been located at the farm but traces of any associated features are likely to have been lost when the site was levelled.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Shoulsbarrow Mill. Present owner has no knowledge of a mill. Previous owner levelled the site in the process of development. Now no trace of the pond, wheelpit, wheel seating and gear bearing recorded by D Warren in 1975. Evidently there was once an overshot wheel of 18 feet diameter, rim geared. It is recorded that the wheel powered the barn machinery and this was in use until the 1950s. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Monograph: University of the Third Age. 1995. Watermills in North Devon 1994. University of the Third Age. A5 Paperback. 100.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 691 400 (point)
Map sheet SS64SE
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 54327
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/186

Record last edited

May 22 2019 10:29AM

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