ST1540 : Holford: waterwheel at Combe House Hotel

taken 12 years ago, near to Holford, Somerset, Great Britain

Holford: waterwheel at Combe House Hotel
Holford: waterwheel at Combe House Hotel
The 26 diameter overshot waterwheel was cast by Bridgwater ironfounder H Culverwell & Co in 1892 to replace an earlier wheel. It was used to grind oak bark for the tannery complex established here in the 1840s by James Hayman. When the tannery closed in 1900 the waterwheel was adapted to other uses such as grinding grain for grist, cutting chaff, chopping apples for the cider press and generating electricity. It also cracked stones in a nearby quarry. The gearing survives too. Combe House Hotel is open to non residents for lunches and teas
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Tuesday, 6 September, 2005   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 6 September, 2005
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Accommodation > Hotel   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1510 4049 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:9.4404N 3:12.9240W
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