MSO11465 - Post-medieval or modern farm water wheel at Huish Barton (Monument)


Two ponds fed an overshot wheel, which was removed in 1975.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Fed by two ponds to an overshot wheel made of iron. Removed 1975. Was 20 feet diameter and 3 feet wide. [1] Dam shows up on aerial photographs. Possibly other buildings to north as small enclosures or fields evident. [2,3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society, 28 November 1977.
  • <2> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. ST0538 and ST0539.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1981. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. 4949.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 975270, Extant 28 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7721
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NE41
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 975270
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33839



Grid reference Centred ST 0528 3865 (69m by 170m)
Map sheet ST03NE

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Record last edited

May 28 2022 10:06PM


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