MSO11588 - Post-medieval corn mill at Blackford (Monument)


The site of a corn mill has been identified, with traces of a leat still remaining.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 9241 4528. No recognisable remains except traces of a leat although the site has been identified. [1] This, together with the dovecote (MSO8017), manor house (MSO11590) and fishpond (MSO8073) formed the manorial complex at Blackford. [2] The Tithe Map for Somerset does not depict a leat at SS 9241 4528. To the northwest are two land parcels named Mill Orchard, (593, centred at SS 9231 4534) and Mill Meadow (590, SS92254548) within the same ownership. [3] A leat apparently runs to the west of Blackford on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. It then apparently runs northwest towards the fields shown on the Tithe Maps. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1>XY Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society, 5 December 1977. [Mapped feature: #46794 Original supplied location, ]
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, 3 May 1984.
  • <3>XY Map: 1841. Selworthy Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcels 590, 593. [Mapped features: #46795 Centre of Mill Orchard, Land parcel 593; #46796 Centre of Mill Meadow, Land parcel 590]
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference Centred SS 9233 4538 (167m by 198m)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8072
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW49
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1119187
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33994

Record last edited

Nov 4 2020 4:26PM


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