MSO11450 - Manor Mill, Monksilver (Monument)


A 19th Century mill and millhouse. It is not clear whether this was the site of the medieval mill and whether the current structure incorporates material from the earlier mill.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

"Manor Mill" printed on OSAD 6" map. [1] There was a mill in Monksilver in 1086. In 1461 the mill paid 6 3s 10.25d rent. It continued in use until after 1841 but milling seems to have ceased by 1906. The C19 mill and house survive but the wheel and machinery have been removed. [2] Was a corn mill with a leat from the stream at ST074373 which is now dry. Building gutted. Was an overshot wheel 14ft x 3ft on an extant 5ins square bearing. Iron trough with rack and pinion hatch in place. [3] "Mill House" printed on OS 1:10,000 map. [4] The building is labelled as "Manor Mill (flour)" on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. The mill stream is also marked on the maps. [5,6] The Monksilver Tithe Map shows a building occupying this site, situated on a leat, but it is orientated northeast-southwest. It therefore appears to be an earlier mill. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" ST03NE.
  • <2> Monograph: Dunning, R. W. (editor). 1985. A History of the County of Somerset. Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research. 5.
  • <3> Unassigned: Warren, D. 24.11.77. Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1976. 1:10,000 ST03NE.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <7> Map: 1841. Monksilver Tithe Map and Apportionment.



Grid reference Centred ST 0728 3752 (298m by 254m)
Map sheet ST03NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7691
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NE35
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 975223
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33824

Record last edited

May 30 2013 10:40AM


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