MSO11450 - Manor Mill, Monksilver (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
"Manor Mill" printed on OSAD 6" map.  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.  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.  "Mill House" printed on OS 1:10,000 map.  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. 
- <1> SSO1639 Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" ST03NE.
- <2> SMO5316 Monograph: Dunning, R. W. (editor). 1985. A History of the County of Somerset. Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research. 5.
- <3> SSO1993 Unassigned: Warren, D. 24.11.77. Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society.
- <4> SSO1451 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1976. 1:10,000 ST03NE.
- <5> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <6> SEM7190 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <7> SSO301 Map: 1841. Monksilver Tithe Map and Apportionment.
|Grid reference||Centred ST 0728 3752 (298m by 254m)|
|Civil Parish||MONKSILVER, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=975223 (Original Monarch entry: 975223)
- 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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