MSO11515 - Leigh mill, Broadfield Wood (Monument)


The mill was shown as a corn mill on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. It is now in ruins.

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Now in ruins. Wheel pit silted up. Remains of drain and oak axle. Cross tree gudgern. Fragments of oak gearing and hustings. Two pairs of coarse grit stones. [1] Marked "Leigh mill, disused" on the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. [2] Ruined building shown but not named on OS 1:10,000 map. [3] Also shown and named on OS 6" map. [4] The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map shows the building as a corn mill. The mill stream is also shown. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unassigned: Warren, D. 24.11.77. Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1904. 25" sheet. 47(15).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1976. 1:10,000 ST03NW.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1904. 6" sheet 47SE.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference Centred ST 0241 3554 (214m by 137m)
Map sheet ST03NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7845
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW28
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 975131
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33906

Record last edited

Feb 27 2013 12:33PM


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