MSO9347 - Post-medieval waterwheel at Higher Combe (Monument)

Summary

The site of a farm waterwheel at Higher Combe, Dulverton, remembered as being an overshot wheel fed from a pond. It was replaced with a modern wheel in the 1930s to provide electricity.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The site of a farm water wheel at Higher Combe, Dulverton. Water was fed from a pond and the wheel is remembered as being an overshot wheel with a short wooden flame spanning back to a barn. It was replaced with a modern wheel in the 1930s to provide electricity, then scrapped in 1950s. [1] 1962 map shows complex of buildings north and south of road. [2] The route of a leat that may have fed the waterwheel is recorded in Monument reference MEM23808. [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.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society, 28 November 1977.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560. SS93SW.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 20 March 2017.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1095047, Extant 9 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 9036 3050 (point) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS93SW
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11217
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW19
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1095047
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33550

Record last edited

May 9 2022 2:15PM

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