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] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <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. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1119187, Extant 11 May 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 9233 4538 (167m by 198m) (3 map features)
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
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1119187
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33994

Record last edited

May 11 2022 4:54PM


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