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Stowey Mill

Hob Uid: 1089138
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Cutcombe
Grid Ref : SS9403039120
Summary : The ruins of Stowey Mill in Putham Wood comprise the mill building itself with adjoining wheel pit and two ancillary buildings.
More information : Somerset SMR records a `deserted farm and mill in Putham Wood'. (1)

Stowey Mill is shown and named on the Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25" mapping of 1889 (2).

Stowey Mill lies in the wooded valley of an un-named stream flowing roughly south-north, and at its junction with a tributary flowing in from the west.
The mill consists of three buildings: the mill building itself (centred at SS 94046 39121) orientated west-east with a wheel pit on its north side, a second building to the south-west of the mill, and a third building on the eastern side of the stream some 18 m to the east.
The ruins are substantial and although generally in good condition the mill is suffering from collapse in various places and is overgrown by rhodedendrons and ivy. It urgently requires consolidation. Some improvements have been carried out recently, such as ground clearance and footpath repairs.
The mill appears to have been fed by a leat which approached from the south, although a woodland track makes its course difficult to follow.
There is no evidence to support Aston's suggestion (see SMR account, source 1) that this was also the site of a deserted farmstead. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Somerset CC SMR 29 Sep 1986
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Source Number : 1a
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 25" 1904
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Source Number : 1b
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Warren D, SIAS 1977
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Source Number : 1c
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Aston M 1977
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Source Number : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1st edition 25" mapping 1889, sheet Somerset 46.8.
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 4 Nov 1997 RCHME Field Investigation
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Settlement
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Watermill, Corn Mill
Evidence : Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33501
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 93 NW 20
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, NAR/SMR DATA EXCHANGE PILOT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1986-01-01
End Date : 1986-12-31