MSO8596 - Possible post-medieval mill at Northern Mill Cottage (Monument)


It has been suggested that the presence of a building named Northern Mill Cottage may indicate a corn mill was situated in this vicinity. Field investigation could provide no trace of such a building.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

`Northern Mill Cottage' at SS 9003 3590. Possible corn mill in the vicinity? [1] 'Northern Mill Cottage' is mentioned on the 1st Edition 1890 Ordnance Survey map, the 2nd Edition map and the 1962 6 inch map. [2-4] No visible remains were noted by D Warren in 1977. [5] There is no evidence of a mill at or in the vicinity of Northern Mill Cottage. [6,7] There is a water course fed by the Exe, probably a leat, and a building (at SS8999 035841) shown on Winsford Tithe Map on the southern side of the River Exe, to the south west of Northern Mill Cottage see also MEM22327 [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. PRN 34229. [Mapped feature: #30564 ]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1890. 1:2500 sheet 46:14.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903, Somerset 46(14).
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560. SS93NW.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society, 24 November 1977.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 16 October 1997.
  • <7> Survey: RCHME. 1997. Exmoor survey. NMR site SS 93 NW 33.
  • <8> Map: 1839. Winsford Tithe Map and Apportionment.



Grid reference SS 9002 3589 (point)
Map sheet SS93NW

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

External Links (2)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11654
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8569
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE42
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NW33
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1089178
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 974577
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34212
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34229

Record last edited

Jan 20 2020 2:51PM


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