MSO9355 - Weir Saw Mills / The Old Sawmills, Weir Bridge, Dulverton (Monument)

Summary

Weir Saw Mills is marked on historic mapping. It is known to have had a modern wheel driving generator and saw benches in an old wheel pit.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

'Weir Saw Mills' is marked on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [1-2] 'Mills' are printed on the 1962 Ordnance Survey map. [3] The sawmill is known to have had a modern wheel driving generator and saw benches in an old wheel pit. [4] This was a working sawmill until about the 1980s. The prepared oak timbers were taken to Minehead for ship building. It was part of the Pixton Estate. There is a datestone of 1866. The housings for the wheel have been found, and there is a tunnel about 12-15 feet below the cellar. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904. Sheet 67(8).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Warren, D. Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society. 02/12/1977.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Dig Dulverton. Goodfellow. 23/02/2011.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9349 2676 (20m by 35m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS92NW
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11215
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NW25
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1114474
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33547

Record last edited

Dec 10 2012 12:57PM

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