MSO8891 - Post-medieval waterwheel at Holworthy Farm (Monument)


A partially infilled waterwheel pit at Holworthy Farm. The leat has been destroyed but is visible on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a water wheel at Holworthy Farm is evident only by a partially infilled wheel pit. Water from two small ponds; the leat has also been destroyed. Overshot wheel with one wheel bearing. [1] The leat can be seen on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps and the position of the wheel is also noted. [2,3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society, 24 November 1977.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1118177, Extant 4 May 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 9784 3073 (106m by 49m)
Map sheet SS93SE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11107
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SE19
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1118177
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33404

Record last edited

May 4 2022 3:13PM


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