MSO12500 - Post-medieval waterwheel at Wheal Eliza (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
The remains of the 19th Century water wheel at Wheal Eliza Mine (MSO6802). The area of the wheel pit consists of an irregular hollow on the south side of the river with 2 eyed, 3 centimetre diameter rods protruding from the surface. Against the hillside to the south is a mortared stone wall with a north-south slot 60 centimetres wide running south to the rockface. The level of the top leat (MSO12501) is about 5 metres above the present surface of the wheel pit area. The arrangement where the leat presumably debouched into a chute and onto the wheel is obscured by collapses of the slope at the east end of the leat. [1, 2] The wheel had been constructed by end 1846. 
- <1> SSO819 Unassigned: Burrow. 19.7.1979. site visit records.
- <2> SSO858 Article in serial: Burrow, I., Minnitt, S. + Murless, B.. 1980. Somerset Archaeology 1979. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 124. 136 (Measured Plan).
- <3> SSO1774 Monograph: Orwin, C.S. + Sellick, R.J.. 1970. The Reclamation of Exmoor Forest. David and Charles Limited. 2nd Edition. 172-78.
- <4> SSO406 Survey: SCC HBC 3.14.2.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7847 3806 (16m by 22m)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
Related Monuments/Buildings (5)
- Part of: Wheal Eliza Mine (Monument) (MSO6802)
- Related to: Post-medieval leat at Wheal Eliza (Monument) (MSO12501)
- Related to: Post-medieval leat at Wheal Eliza (Monument) (MSO12502)
- Related to: Post-medieval main shaft at Wheal Eliza (Monument) (MSO12503)
- Related to: Post-medieval tailrace at Wheal Eliza (Monument) (MSO12509)
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- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Somerset SMR PRN: 35702
Record last edited
Oct 23 2013 4:22PM
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