MEM23689 - 20th Century leat to Simonsbath Sawmill (Monument)

Summary

The leat first appears on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps and replaced the leat to the north, when the water wheel was superseded by a turbine.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

Full Description

The leat is first depicted on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map, when it replaced a leat to the north. [1,2] At the end of the 19th Century, the original water wheel in the sawmill was replaced by a turbine. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Report: Riley, H.. 2016. Survey and watching brief, Simonsbath Sawmill, Exmoor: Project report.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7684 3916 (632m by 42m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Sep 20 2016 12:53PM

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