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Former Flax Mill Immediately North of Flaxdrayton Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in South Petherton, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9402 / 50°56'24"N

Longitude: -2.7809 / 2°46'51"W

OS Eastings: 345227

OS Northings: 115932

OS Grid: ST452159

Mapcode National: GBR MG.P582

Mapcode Global: FRA 562M.DF6

Entry Name: Former Flax Mill Immediately North of Flaxdrayton Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056973

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264187

Location: South Petherton, South Somerset, Somerset, TA13

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: South Petherton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: South Petherton with the Seavingtons and the Lambrooks

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text

3/103 Former flax mill immediately
north of Flaxdrayton Farmhouse


Former flax mill, now furniture workshops. Early Cl9. Ham stone cut and squared, ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roofs
with coped gables; on north side a tall brick chimney, square, on stone base, tapered with stone cap. Mostly 2-storey:
north-west elevation of main building 3 bays irregular fenestration, with the projecting stack to right of bay 3; C20
window upper bay 1, otherwise small-pane cast-iron windows with segmental-arched heads set in rectangular timber frames
under timber lintels: 2 extensions further north, with large sliding doors now fitted, but matching windows to first
unit; and additional extensions to wouth-west, set slightly lower: inside the courtyard the south-east elevation of the
last unit is a 3-bay office, with doors to centre bay, staggered, the upper in segmental-arched opening in gabled
dormer: iron starcase across bay 3 to door in south-west gable of main wing. Two further buildings, a hayloft and a
barn, all with parallel roofs, attached to south-east side of main block. Interior not seen, but it is understood that
although the mill closed in 1931 some machinery still remains (VCH, Vol III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4522715932

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