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Saw Mill at Blachford Estate

A Grade II Listed Building in Cornwood, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4239 / 50°25'25"N

Longitude: -3.9497 / 3°56'58"W

OS Eastings: 261602

OS Northings: 60041

OS Grid: SX616600

Mapcode National: GBR Q5.HR7K

Mapcode Global: FRA 27MX.T9S

Entry Name: Saw Mill at Blachford Estate

Listing Date: 26 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107408

English Heritage Legacy ID: 99253

Location: Cornwood, South Hams, Devon, PL21

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Cornwood

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

Saw Mill at Blachford
7/145 Estate


Estate water saw-mill on a tributory of the River Yealm. Circa late C19. The
saw-mill building is part of a small complex of one and two storeyed buildings.
The mill is of two storeys, built of rubble stone with local dressed granite and
some pale brickwork dressings, arches and quoins to structural openings. The
hipped roof is clad with corrugated iron sheet. The mill retains an external over-
shot waterwheel, of iron and timber construction, 18 feet in diameter by 2 feet
6 inches wide, which carries the name of the founder, PARKIN & SONS, EXETER,
and of the millwright, W.LANGLER, BRENT. The wheel is fed by a long timber launder
at eaves level. The wheel has an external ring gear bolted to the arms, which
drives a layshaft into the building from which belt drives were taken toa
secondary shaft and the saw bench. The 'L' shaped group of buildings, the waterwheel
and the surviving machinery are contemporaneous, probably all of late 19th century

Listing NGR: SX6160260041

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