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Baylham Watermill and Mill House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Baylham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1323 / 52°7'56"N

Longitude: 1.085 / 1°5'6"E

OS Eastings: 611242

OS Northings: 252709

OS Grid: TM112527

Mapcode National: GBR TLT.C3T

Mapcode Global: VHLBC.RNHR

Plus Code: 9F4343JP+W2

Entry Name: Baylham Watermill and Mill House

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Last Amended: 24 January 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1033260

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279238

ID on this website: 101033260

Location: Baylham, Mid Suffolk, IP6

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Baylham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Baylham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

Tagged with: Watermill

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Mill Lane
Baylham Watermill and Mill House

(Formerly listed as Baylham Mill)


Watermill and Mill House. The house is in 2 sections; early C16 or earlier,
and mid C19. A central 2-bay late-medieval block of 2 bays, and 2 storeys.
Timber-framed and plastered. Plaintiled roof. C18 casement with transome,
and hinged and boarded shutters; above is another with leaded glazing but
without shutters. Plank entrance door, perhaps of C16; the segmental arch
above and the flanking carved oak heads are both C16 work, but have been
introduced from elsewhere. 2 storey C19 range to left is of gault brick with
hippea slated roof. 4-panelled entrance door. Small-pane sashes.

The mill is of early or mid C19; 3 storeys, with storage bins in the 4th attic
storey. The ground storey is of red brick now painted. Timber-framed upper
storeys, weatherboarded: Plaintiled roofs. Small-paned sash and hopper
windows. Boarded doors. A 2-storey gabled weatherboarded hoist is
cantilevered on diagonal braces. At centre rear is a short full-height wing.
The main machinery is as follows:-
Cast iron breast-shoe waterwheel on iron shaft, driving a wooden lineshaft via
an all-iron pitwheel and pinion. 3 pairs of millstones on a hurst frame,
driven via 3 wooden compass-arm gearwheels mounted on the lineshaft (2 now
incomplete). 2 further pairs of stones could be driven by water or by the
auxiliary oil engine (by E.R. & F. Turner of Ipswich). All 5 pairs of scones
are complete with their furniture. Much ancillary machinery. The only
complete watermill on the River Gipping.

Listing NGR: TM1124252709

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