MSO11581 - Late 19th or early 20th Century saw mills at Holnicote (Monument)

Summary

Historic mapping records saw mills in this location. Part of the leat and a covered wheel well remains.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

"Saw mills" printed on 25 inch 3rd Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1] Part of the leat remains and a covered wheel well the north side of the building. Mill has machinery remaining. Disused turbine in wheel pit. [2] Was an overshot wheel 14 feet in diameter and 2.5 feet wide. Turbines in wheel pit built by Stenner and Gunn of Tiverton. [3] Granary also near by. [4] The site is also marked on the 25 inch 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map, although not on the 1st Edition map. Various leats are controlled by a sluice at c. SS 9117 4625 and run to a rectangular feature at SS 9111 4626, which may or may not be the wheel pit (this feature is also present on 2018 MasterMap data). A tank is also recorded at SS 9116 4625 (again also shown on the 2018 map data) and may or may not be part of the saw mills complex. [5-7] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1929. County Series, 3rd Edition 25 inch map. 1:25,000. 34(7).
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. M Aston, Somerset County Council, 20 January 1977.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, Somerset Industial Archaeology Society, 1977.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. I Burrow, Somerset County Council, 4 May 1984.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <7>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #45916 ]
  • <8> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1119179, Extant 11 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9117 4624 (147m by 53m) With reference to 2nd Ed. Map.
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8070
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW47
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1119179
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33987

Record last edited

May 11 2022 4:51PM

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