MSO11604 - Post-medieval mill at Combe Sydenham (Monument)


A corn mill powered by an overshot wheel, manufactured by Wightman and Dening of Chard in 1846.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

"Mill pond" printed on OSAD 6 inch map. [1] Included as part of listed building complex (MSO10539, MSO10540, MSO10541). [2] Was a corn mill. Structure recently restored. Mill stream to overshot wheel, 13.6ft diameter and 3.5ft wide with 40 metal buckets made by Wightman and Dening of Chard in 1846. Water fed from fishponds (MSO8187). [3] "Corn mill" and "mill pond" printed on 6 inch Ordnance Survey map. [4] The mill is also shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [5] A recently restored post medieval mill building lies at ST 0750 3679, to the west of the house at Combe Sydenham. [6] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1961. 6" ST03NE.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, 10 May 1984.
  • <3> Unassigned: Warren, D. 05.12.77. Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1888-1914. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1904, 48SW.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 975288, Extant 28 May 2022.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1999.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8186
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NE49
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 975288
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34028



Grid reference Centred ST 0753 3674 (63m by 111m)
Map sheet ST03NE

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Record last edited

May 28 2022 10:44PM


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