MSO7176 - Waterwheel at North Quarme Farm (Monument)

Summary

A waterwheel that powered machinery installed in the 1920s.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An iron wheel of 12ft diameter, 3ft wide with 48 buckets overshot gear originally fed by flume (now demolished) and short leat from mill pond. Used to power farm machinery installed in 1920s. [1] One of the buildings (west of Lower North Quarme farmhouse) is named 'Quarme Mill' on modern OS mapping. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unassigned: Warren, D. 24.11.77. Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society. Warren D - Somerset CC SMR 1977.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. C Dove 28/01/2013.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 920 366 (point)
Map sheet SS93NW
Civil Parish EXTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11301
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NW31
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1089173
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33643

Record last edited

Jan 28 2013 4:01PM

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