MSO9356 - A water wheel at Northcombe Farm, Dulverton (Monument)


A farm waterwheel at Northcombe Farm. An overshot wheel fed from a pond was used to power a corn crusher in a barn.

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Full Description

A farm water wheel at Northcombe Farm. Water is fed from a pond to an overshot wheel with iron troughs. The wheel is 18ft in diameter and nearly 3ft wide. It was used to power a corn crusher in a barn. [1,2] SS 915 292. Northcombe Camping Barn, Northcombe Farm, Hollam, Dulverton, Somerset. The camping barn opened in April 1995 in a converted watermill. Bunk beds are provided in two barns. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Warren D SIAS 24.11.1977.
  • <2> Unassigned: Warren, D. 24.11.77. Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Martin, J.. 2018. Youth Hostels Association (England and Wales): Historical listing of all youth hostels and other YHA accommodation. 343.



Grid reference Centred SS 9176 2918 (105m by 90m)
Map sheet SS92NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11216
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NW26
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1114492
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33548
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33548

Record last edited

Aug 1 2018 12:14PM


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