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A Grade II* Listed Building in Dunham Massey, Trafford

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Latitude: 53.3814 / 53°22'53"N

Longitude: -2.4005 / 2°24'1"W

OS Eastings: 373457

OS Northings: 387247

OS Grid: SJ734872

Mapcode National: GBR CYPB.3L

Mapcode Global: WH98V.385L

Entry Name: Sawmill

Listing Date: 5 March 1959

Last Amended: 12 July 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067903

English Heritage Legacy ID: 212850

Location: Dunham Massey, Trafford, WA14

County: Trafford

Civil Parish: Dunham Massey

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Bowdon St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


6/91 Sawmill
(formerly listed
as High Towncorn Mill)

G.V. II*

Watermill, originally a cornmill then a sawmill. Possibly
1616 for "old" Sir George Booth, but definitely pre 1697.
English garden wall bond brickwork with stone dressings and
graduated stone slate roof. 2 storeys plus attic. Stone
plinth, stone quoins and coped gables with kneelers. South
elevation has a semi-circular stone arched waterwheel
housing flanked on either side by stone buttresses; 3 2-
light and 3 3-light double-chamfered stone mullion windows
(some later) with leaded casements and 2 gables (although
the main roof runs longitudinally). Each end elevation has
an oeil-de-boeuf within the gable which was added in 1756
when some other alterations were made. The north side has a
small projecting wing with stone dressed oeil-de-boeuf and a
shaped brick chimney shaft to the carpenter's shop. Door
openings occur in each elevation. The other window openings
appear to be of a later date. Each storey is divided into 2
rooms by a half-timbered partition. On the ground floor is
the overshot waterwheel (reconstructed) in one room and a
lathe in the other. On the first floor (which because of
the crossfall has access at ground level) is the carpenter's
shop in one room and frame saw, wood-boring machine and
circular saw in the other. The attic is reached by a
central flight of steps and formerly housed the granary. A
rare and well preserved example of a C17 watermill which was
restored and much of the machinery re-constructed in c.1980,
resulting in a fine working example.

Listing NGR: SJ7345787247

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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