MSO7176 - 20th Century waterwheel at North Quarme Farm (Monument)


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 Ordnance Survey mapping. [2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society, 24 November 1977.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1089173, Extant 2 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11301
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NW31
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1089173
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33643



Grid reference SS 920 366 (point)
Map sheet SS93NW

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Record last edited

May 2 2022 9:53PM


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