MSO9271 - Post-medieval waterwheel at South Wheddon Farm (Monument)


A farm overshot waterwheel is recorded here, fed from a pond. Its precise location is not known.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Waterwheel at South Wheddon farm. Wheel pit filled in. Water from pond (spring fed) pipes to wood laundler and to overshot wheel. [1] A spring is marked on 2018 MasterMap data at SS 9229 3850. It feeds a pond situated at SS 9220 3848, with water then flowing southwest away from the farmstead. [2] The pond is marked on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. There is no indication of the location of the waterwheel on the map. [3] The pond is also shown on the Tithe Map for Cutcombe. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1>XY Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society, 29 November 1977. [Mapped feature: #30724 ]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: [Unknown]. 1842. Cutcombe Tithe Map and Apportionment. Pen and Ink.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1089159, Extant 2 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11194
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NW28
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1089159
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33524



Grid reference SS 9222 3847 (point) Precise location of water wheel not known
Map sheet SS93NW

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Record last edited

May 2 2022 9:34PM


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