MMO594 - Kents Mill, Brompton Regis (Monument)


A post-medieval mill complex, thought to be of 19th Century date. A leat survives, with sluices and traces of a wheel pit. The mill building has been converted to a dwelling. There may be an associated field gutter system.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A post-medieval mill complex at Kents Mill thought to be 19th Century. The surviving features are a leat with sluices. There may be an associated water meadow system.[1,2] Mill now gutted and a dwelling. Trace of wheel pit. Site suggests a low breast wheel. [3] The vertical aerial photographs of the area, clearly show a system of drainage ditches, possibly a water meadow system to the south of Kents Mill and Farm at SS 9235 3090. [6,7] The 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps clearly show the mill leat, including sluices and an aquaduct. [2,8] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [9]

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS93SW.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904, 57(11).
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, 24 November 1977, Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, 6 March 1984, Somerset County Council.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Francis, P.. 1984. A Survey and Description of the Catch Meadow Irrigation Systems. 40.
  • <6> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 1158-60.
  • <7> Archive: Dyer, C.. 1998-1998. RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SW. AF1133201.
  • <8> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 4 January 2013.
  • <9> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1095141, Extant 9 May 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 9234 3093 (196m by 441m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS93SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11087
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8872
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW17
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1095141
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33384

Record last edited

May 9 2022 8:42PM


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