MSO11195 - Post-medieval water wheel at Hawkington Farm (Monument)


An overshot water wheel fed by a small pond is recorded here.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Remains of small pond. Wheel pit filled in and wheel destroyed. Was an overshot wheel 16 feet in diameter. Sufficient water to work the wheel for 1.5 hours. [1] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [2] A pond is shown to the south of Hawkington Farm on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, at SS 8917 3959. The location of the water wheel isn't clear. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society, 29 November 1977.
  • <2> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 974554, Extant 6 September 2021.
  • <3>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #47517 Location of pond, ]

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9238
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE35
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 974554
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33525



Grid reference Centred SS 8917 3960 (25m by 29m)
Map sheet SS83NE

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Record last edited

Sep 6 2021 9:39PM


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