MSO11237 - Post-medieval water wheel at Avill Farm (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
The bearings remain in the barn where power was last used for apple crushers. It had an iron overshot wheel, removed in the 1940s. The remains of the wheel pit and shut leat from River Avill are still extant.  The water supply to the farmstead appears to have been altered at some time in the mid to late 19th Century, between the surveying of the Dunster Tithe Map and 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. Originally, a water course ran straight through the centre of the farmstead (south to north) but a further route was added to run along the west of the site at this time. [2,3]
- <1>XY SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society, 23 November 1977. [Mapped feature: #46428 ]
- <2> SEM8089 Map: 1842. Dunster Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch.
- <3> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
|Grid reference||SS 9769 4309 (point)|
|Civil Parish||DUNSTER, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- https://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1119476 (Pastscape entry: 1119476)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9468
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE55
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1119476
- Somerset SMR PRN: 33574
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Jan 6 2020 1:47PM
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