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]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <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. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <7>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #45916 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9117 4624 (147m by 53m)
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
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1119179
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33987

Record last edited

Dec 1 2020 3:29PM

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