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HER Number:MDV13080
Name:Water wheel at Stowford farm, Harford


Stowford farm: diameter (12ft) 3.66m breast (36in) 0.914m.


Grid Reference:SX 640 570
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/22/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATER WHEEL (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

HANKIN, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV144143.

Vis=-/3/1977 (hankin). A 19th century waterwheel stands in its pit on the north-facing side of the modern outbuildings belonging to stowford farm. The leat does not now pass through the wheelpit, but the wheel was probably breast shot; made of wood with iron rims. The rim facing the field to the north bears the name "w langler rattery". The wheel was fed from a stone-lined leat originating from the lukesland estate three-quarters mile to the north.1 little is known about the wheel, but it was probably set up some time after 1862 when the old corn mills of stowford lower down the erme were swept away and only paper mills continued there.2 the tithe map, 1838, shows the leat following the same course as it does today, down to the lower part of stowford, but there is no mention of a mill at stowford farm. The wheel probably provided power for farm machinery.

36IN, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166549.

Stowford farm: diameter (12ft) 3.66m breast (36in) 0.914m.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166551.

Ryan, l. /an obscure place/(1973), p.71.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166552.

Harford tithe map and apportionment, 1838. Dcro exeter.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166553.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166554.

Bodman, m. /water-powered sites in devon/(1998)12.23/in smr.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144143Report - Survey: HANKIN.
SDV166549Migrated Record: 36IN.
SDV166551Migrated Record:
SDV166552Migrated Record:
SDV166553Migrated Record:
SDV166554Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV122001Related to: Farm buildings at Stowford House, Harford (Building)
MDV122002Related to: Farm buildings at Stowford House, Harford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 23 2018 10:12AM