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HER Number:MDV80950
Name:Waterwheel at Venn Barton, Beaworthy


Twenty two foot overshot wheel with ring gear attached to barn.


Grid Reference:SX 500 954
Map Sheet:SX59NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBeaworthy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBEAWORTHY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Devon County Council, 1974, Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer, 44 (Report - Survey). SDV83967.

Other details: No 73.

Bodman, M., 2003, Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon, 312-313 (Report - Interim). SDV325576.

Waterwheel attached to the rear of a barn protected by a timber and galvanised iron frame lean-to. The wheel is overshot, circa 22 feet diameter with buckets 2 feet 8 inches wide and was powered by water, through a concrete leat/launder, from a pond on the other side of the lane. It drove machinery in the barn via a ring gear and pinion.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325576Report - Interim: Bodman, M.. 2003. Watermills and Other Water-Powered Sites in Devon. A4 Spiral Bound. 312-313.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107744 ]
SDV83967Report - Survey: Devon County Council. 1974. Survey of Watermills in Devon: Gazetteer. Devon County Council Report. Unknown. A4 Bound. 44.

Associated Monuments

MDV80951Related to: Pond at Venn Barton, Beaworthy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 7 2011 1:15PM