MSO7440 - Post-medieval water pumping mill at Woodcocks Ley Farm (Monument)


The mill was powered by an overshot wheel, which drove a pump for the farm water supply.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The site of a post-medieval water pumping mill at Woodcocks Ley Farm. A small overshot wheel was used to drive pump for farm water supply. It was in a small stone building, originally with a slate roof. Set into bank of pond. Wheel was 4.5 feet in diameter and 14 inches wide with 36 buckets made of metal. "Huxtable patent" on wheel. [1] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unassigned: Warren, D. 1 Dec 1977. Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society.
  • <2> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1127272, Extant 10 February 2022.



Grid reference SS 8816 4507 (point)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11353
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE24
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1127272
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33709

Record last edited

Feb 21 2022 11:18AM


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