MSO11281 - 19th or 20th Century waterwheel at Pitsworthy Farm (Monument)


A waterwheel, powered by a leat, was noted in a barn during a site visit.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Had a Pelton wheel with water supplied by a leat. Drove 110 volt 50 watt generator to provide electricity. Removed 1968. Now has a Francis wheel but is disused. Made by Armfield Ringwood, Hampshire and was installed in 1931. [1] The building housing the wheel is not shown on the Tithe Map for Exford but is depicted on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [2-4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society, 1 December 1974.
  • <2> Map: 1840. Exford Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 974825, Extant 13 July 2021.



Grid reference SS 8369 4026 (point) MasterMap
Map sheet SS84SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6781
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW116
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 974825
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33622

Record last edited

Jul 13 2021 11:53AM


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