MSO11196 - Post-medieval water wheel at Higher House Farm (Monument)


A leat is recorded that led to a pond and then on to a farm water wheel, that powered a barn thresher. The wheel was dismantled in 1975 and sold.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Leat from SS 8761 3928 to pond at SS 8800 3945 and then to farm. [1] Head chamber with fine screen and 12 inch pipe to barn. Wheel (Pelton type) dismantled April 1975 and sold. Was used to power barn thresher. [2] Slide also shows lynchets which may be confused with the leat. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903, 46(5). [Mapped features: #47513 Recorded starting position of leat, ; #47515 Recorded position of mill pond, ; #47516 Location of farm, ]
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society, 29 November 1977.
  • <3> Photograph: Somerset County Council Planning Department. Slide. 3.8.27. March 1984.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 974559, Extant 6 September 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9239
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE36
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 974559
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33526



Grid reference Centred SS 8807 3949 (920m by 426m) (3 map features)
Map sheet SS83NE

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Record last edited

Sep 6 2021 9:20PM


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