MSO11279 - Post-medieval water wheel at Coombe Farm (Monument)


A leat fed an overshot water wheel that powered farm machinery. The wheen has been removed.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Track of leat from stream at SS 853 395. Traces of wheel pit hole in wall for shaft. Present owner had wheel and gearing removed but it was an iron overshot wheel with loft iron flume leading to trough. All made by Phillips of Birmingham. Powered general farm machinery. [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]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society, 24 November 1977.
  • <2> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 974768, Extant 21 September 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6778
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE70
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 974768
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33620



Grid reference SS 8532 3915 (point) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS83NE

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Record last edited

Sep 21 2021 3:20PM


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