MSO11624 - Post-medieval waterwheel at Bickham Farm (Monument)


A farm waterwheel has been noted at this location. It is not clear in which building the wheel was housed in.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A wheel pit with a wood trough with rack and pinion hatch and main bearing of wheel shaft extant. Has an iron wheel 16 feet diameter and 2.5 feet wide wheel on a 6 inch diameter shaft. [1] Two ponds to the south and southeast (MSO11625) may be connected. [2] It is not clear in which building the wheel was housed in. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society, 23 November 1977.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council staff comments. E Dennison, Somerset County Council, 16 May 1984.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 5 September 2014.



Grid reference SS 951 417 (point)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8328
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE65
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1119506
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34124

Record last edited

Jan 21 2020 4:47PM


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