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Hawkcombe Mill And Wheel House

Hob Uid: 1127372
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Porlock
Grid Ref : SS8856246221
Summary : A mill used as a corn mill until 1900 when the last miller died. In 1909 it was bought by the Porlock Electricity Supply Company, the walls of the mill being retained and increased ikn height. It was powered by a dynamo in conjunction with the mill in Porlock. The wheel was repaired and made to work in 1969. The mill was taken over by Exe Valley Electricity Company in 1929.
More information : A mill used as a corn mill until 1900 when the last miller died. In 1909 it was bought by the Porlock Electricity Supply Company, the walls of the mill being retained and increased in height. It was powered by a dynamo in conjunction with the mill in Porlock. The wheel was repaired and made to work in 1969. The mill was taken over by Exe Valley Electricity Company in 1929. (1-3)

Recorded by NRIM. Photo available. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 25" 1904
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Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Warren D SIAS 02.12.1977
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Source Number : 3
Source : English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Industrial Monuments Assessment, Step 3 Reports
Source details : Electric Power Generation, Appendix 2
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Source Number : 4
Source : National Record of Industrial Monuments
Source details : Recorded by MT Tucker, Apr-1969, Record No.128368
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C19
Monument End Date : 1900
Monument Start Date : 1801
Monument Type : Corn Mill, Watermill
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
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Monument Start Date : 1909
Monument Type : Power Station
Evidence : Extant Building

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33955
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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : NRI01
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 NE 32
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Associated Activities : Primary, NATIONAL RECORD OF INDUSTRIAL MONUMENTS
Activity type : DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
Start Date : 1960-01-01
End Date : 1975-12-31