MSO11267 - Edgcott Mill, Exford (Monument)


The mill and associated leat are shown on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

"Edgcott Mill (Corn)" printed on 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1] Leat from River Exe and tail race, now dry. Had an overshot wheel. [2] Edgcott mill and leat are depicted on the Tithe Map for Exford. The mill building is shown at SS 8473 3869 and the leat takes water from the River Exe at SS 8457 3875, running down to the mill and then returning to the river at SS 8482 3863. The leat is labelled 637 but unfortunately, the number on the mill building is too difficult to determine on the copy of the map viewed. The accompanying Apportionment document describes 637 as "Mill Leat" (there is no obvious description that would sit with the mill building), both owned and occupied by John Hooper. [3] The mill and leat are both shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and on the 2nd Edition map (as mentioned above). The leat appears to run the same course as it did on the Tithe Map. A weir is marked on the Exe from where the water is drawn for the leat. [1,4] Since the 2nd Edition Map was surveyed, the leat appears to have been filled in. The mill building may still be extant. [5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903, 45(12).
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society, 24 November 1977.
  • <3> Map: 1840. Exford Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 974437, Extant 23 August 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6752
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW27
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 974437
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33608



Grid reference Centred SS 8469 3869 (258m by 131m) Historic mapping
Map sheet SS83NW

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Record last edited

Aug 23 2021 4:13PM


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