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HER Number:MDV25647
Name:Waterwheel at Coombe Court Farm, Moretonhampstead


Cast iron waterwheel at Coombe Court Farm made by H. Beare and Sons of Newton Abbot in 1893. Formerly drove milling machinery.


Grid Reference:SX 754 870
Map Sheet:SX78NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMoretonhampstead
Ecclesiastical ParishMORETONHAMPSTEAD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78NE/25/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATER WHEEL (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Rectangular extension shown on 19th century map on the east side of the barn at 'Combe Farm'.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1985, Waterwheel (Worksheet). SDV337635.

Cast iron waterwheel at Combe Court, with wood spokes and buckets. Makers name on rim H. BEARE & SONS 1893 NEWTON ABBOT. Not used since 1940. Formerly a corn mill but all traces of machinery now gone, although millpond and leat still visible. See worksheet for further details.

Cox, J. + Thorp, J. R. L., 2013, Coombe Court, Moretonhampstead, 3, Photographs 4-5, Appendix 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV351946.

To the rear of the threshing barn at Coombe Court is a 19th century wheel house which once powered the threshing machinery. The waterwheel has been restored but the leat has been diverted to feed a garden pond. The founder's mark is embossed on the wheel rim and reads 'H. Beare and Sons of Newton Abbot 1893'.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Rectangular extension shown on modern mapping on the east side of the barn at Coombe Court farm.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337635Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1985. Waterwheel. Worksheet.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85066 ]
SDV351946Report - Assessment: Cox, J. + Thorp, J. R. L.. 2013. Coombe Court, Moretonhampstead. Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants Report. K831. A4 Spiral Bound. 3, Photographs 4-5, Appendix 1.

Associated Monuments

MDV110421Part of: Coombe Court Farm, Moretonhamstead (Monument)
MDV8307Related to: Ash House at Coombe Court Farm, Moretonhampstead (Monument)
MDV40422Related to: Barn at Coombe Court Farm, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV25646Related to: Coombe Court Farm House, Moretonhampstead (Building)
MDV40421Related to: Stables to north of Coombe Court Farm House (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6215 - Coombe Court, Moretonhampstead (Ref: K831)

Date Last Edited:Mar 20 2015 1:19PM