MSO11742 - Possible post-medieval mill in Mill Wood (Monument)


The presence of a mill is suggested by place name evidence. A local farmer has sugggested that a leat may exist within the wood.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

"Mill wood" printed on Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division 6 inch map. [1] Nothing is depicted in 1841, when the area was recorded as "Wood". [2] The presence of a derelict leat was mentioned running through the bottom of Mill Wood. [3,4] "Mill Wood" is labelled on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, and on the 2021 MasterMap data, centred at SS 8559 3388. [5,6] 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. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560. SS83SE.
  • <2> Map: 1841. Hawkridge Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. The Farmer, Great Bradley, Winsford.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Chapman, H.P.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 27 June 1995.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 932917, Extant 1 February 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 8565 3384 (169m by 171m)
Map sheet SS83SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8700
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE32
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 932917
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34310

Record last edited

Feb 1 2022 3:16PM


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