MEM25208 - Post-medieval mill pond in Broadfield Wood (Monument)


The mill pond was noted during field investigation and is visible on historic mapping.

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Full Description

The remains of a post medieval mill pond lie in Broadfield Wood, 200 metres northwest of Leigh Mill, at ST 0239 3561. The pond itself is silted up and overgrown, but is depicted on the 1st edition OS map as 24 by 16 metres [1]. At its eastern end lies the remains of a stone and earthern dam. The stone portion is 6 metres long, 1.6 metres high with retaining butresses on the downstream side. The earthern part is 4 metres long, 1.7 metres high and 1.2 metres wide. The gap between the two sections may have held a sluice. The pond fed the leat for Leigh Mill (MSO11515). [2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890, Somerset 47(15). [Mapped feature: #47975 ]
  • <2> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1185155, Added 30 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local Heritage List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW56
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1185155



Grid reference Centred ST 0237 3561 (31m by 29m)
Map sheet ST03NW

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Record last edited

Nov 22 2022 2:54PM


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