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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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] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 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. D Warren, Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society. 02/12/1977.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Dig Dulverton. Goodfellow. 23 February 2011.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1114474, Extant 11 April 2022.

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
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1114474
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33547

Record last edited

Apr 11 2022 1:50PM

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