MSO11577 - Lynch Mill, West Lynch (Monument)

Summary

A corn mill, apparently completely rebuilt in the early 20th Century on the site of a Domesday mill and last used in the 1930s. Leat from Horner Water. Adjacent older buildings contain grain kiln in good condition.

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Type and Period (4)

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Full Description

"Mill leat" printed on Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division 6 inch map. [1] Was a corn mill called Lynch Mill. Completely rebuilt in the early 20th Century on the site of a Domesday mill. Leat from Horner Water. Iron trough and iron overshot wheel 15 feet 2 inches diameter and 6 feet wide with 48 buckets. Last used in the 1930s. Adjacent older buildings contain grain kiln in good condition. [2] The mill leat is depicted and labelled on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. The building at the northwestern end of the feature is labelled "Corn Mill". [3] The leat is still visible on 2020 MasterMap data. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS94NW.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society, 2 December 1977.
  • <3>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #39237 ]
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9018 4753 (152m by 208m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33983

Record last edited

Dec 1 2020 3:32PM

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