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HER Number:MDV74425
Name:Waterwheel at Poltimore Farm, Farway


Overshot waterwheel on south side of barn. Of iron and timber construction bearing the date 1866. Drove a threshing machine and apple mill.


Grid Reference:SY 176 970
Map Sheet:SY19NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFarway
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFARWAY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Williams, E. H. D., 1974, Poltimore Farmhouse, Farway, 215-6 (Article in Serial). SDV340656.

Laithwaite, M., 1989, Devon Farmsteads. A Preliminary Survey, 11 (Report - Survey). SDV339847.

Watts, M., 1990, Poltimore Farm, Farway, Devon. Survey and Report on the Threshing/Farm Mill for English Heritage (Report - Survey). SDV340661.

Waterwheel enclosed in timber and corrugated iron wheelhouse on south side of threshing barn at Poltimore Farm. Drove threshing machine and apple mill. Waterwheel is overshot, 14 feet, 7 inches overall diameter, 3 feet, 3.5 inches wide. Nicley typlcal of mid 19th century west country millwrighting practice, with an iron shaft and naves, timber arms, iron shouds and timber buckets. The wheel carries the maker's name, 'J. MAUNDER', and the date, '1866'. Supplied from a small, spring-fed pond on the east side of Poltimore Road.

Bodman, M., 1998, Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 2 (Report - non-specific). SDV305931.

Other details: No 12.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 15 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Suggested that the wheel may have been cast by Bodley Brothers of Exeter. Their journals indicate that they undertook casting for Maunder on occasion.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305931Report - non-specific: Bodman, M.. 1998. Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 2.
SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 15.
SDV339847Report - Survey: Laithwaite, M.. 1989. Devon Farmsteads. A Preliminary Survey. A4 Stapled + Digital. 11.
SDV340656Article in Serial: Williams, E. H. D.. 1974. Poltimore Farmhouse, Farway. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 106. A5 Paperback. 215-6.
SDV340661Report - Survey: Watts, M.. 1990. Poltimore Farm, Farway, Devon. Survey and Report on the Threshing/Farm Mill for English Heritage. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV74424Part of: Poltimore Farm, Farway (Monument)
MDV39477Related to: Barn and cider house, Poltimore Farm, Farway (Building)
MDV39479Related to: Millpond at Poltimore Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4341 - Survey of Devon Farmsteads
  • EDV4393 - Survey of Poltimore Farm, Farway, Devon

Date Last Edited:Jul 24 2008 3:10PM