MSO8887 - Waterwheel at Gupworthy farm (Monument)

Summary

A leat from the adit of Gupworthy Iron mine feeds a waterwheel at Gupworthy Farm. The wheel pit and sluices are still visible.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A waterwheel and leat at Gupworthy Farm. The leat is from the adit of Gupworthy Iron mine. The wheel pit and sluices are still visible. Wheel was 16 feet diameter and 3 feet wide with 56 buckets and a 4 inch shaft. Built by C Phillips of Bridgetown for Harwood Farm. Bought secondhand to replace wooden wheel which was installed in 1895. Worked a stationary thresher. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society, 24 November 1977.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 969 348 (256m by 73m)
Map sheet SS93SE
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11103
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SE15
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1118151
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33400

Record last edited

Apr 30 2018 11:13PM

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