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Bacton Wood Mill

A Grade II* Listed Building in North Walsham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.8245 / 52°49'28"N

Longitude: 1.4124 / 1°24'44"E

OS Eastings: 629998

OS Northings: 330676

OS Grid: TG299306

Mapcode National: GBR WFD.XKK

Mapcode Global: WHMSQ.N8RH

Plus Code: 9F43RCF6+RW

Entry Name: Bacton Wood Mill

Listing Date: 11 May 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1049148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 224220

Location: Bacton, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR28

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Bacton

Built-Up Area: North Walsham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Edingthorpe All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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TG 23 SE
TG 33 SW
3/5 Bacton Wood Mill
- II*

Watermill, c.1780. Colourwashed brick and roof of concrete tiles. 3 storeys
and attic. Brick plinth. Door to right with 2 mullioned casements to left,
all under segmental arches. Milling floor with double access doors to right
and one similar casement. 2 casements to second floor. Gabled weatherboarded
lucam supported on arched braces rises to ridge of roof and is pierced by
side and front casements. Gabled roof. Rear elevation of similar disposition
but without lucam. Timber staircase rises to flat at attic level. Brick
bridge over leat from mill pond supplies undershot internal waterwheel.
Waterwheel in turn drives pit wheel and wallower on the upright shaft.
Immediately above is great spur wheel driving stone nuts and governors.
Additional wheels and pulleys at this level relate to oil engine installed
C20. On milling floor 4 pairs of stones, one fitted with lifting crane and
strapband. On second floor crownwheel and layshaft and sackhoist machinery.
Attic floor converted to domestic use. Attached to east of mill a 2 storey
miller's house in 3 bays : central door under gabled porch; windows are
casements under segmental heads. All details C20. Gabled roof with concrete
tiles. Bacton Wood Mill was birthplace and residence of Sir William Cubitt
(1785-1861), the inventor of self-regulating windmill sails (1807) and the
prison treadmill (1818). Knighted 1851 for services in connection with the
Great Exhibition.

Listing NGR: TG2999830676

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