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West Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Sherborne, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9368 / 50°56'12"N

Longitude: -2.5254 / 2°31'31"W

OS Eastings: 363174

OS Northings: 115387

OS Grid: ST631153

Mapcode National: GBR MT.P9Z4

Mapcode Global: FRA 56LM.PY0

Plus Code: 9C2VWFPF+PR

Entry Name: West Mill

Listing Date: 13 February 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110656

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104192

Location: Sherborne, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Sherborne

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Sherborne with Castleton Abbey Church of St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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The following entry shall be added:

West Mill
ST 6315 6/373
Early C18 replacing earlier mill. Worked commercially until 1950's. The only
surviving mill in Sherborne. Sits directly on the river Yeo. Small square 2
storey building in hamstone rubble. 2 windows to west. Pit wheel and gable
light to south. Raised door (to upper floor) and window above blocked doorway
to east. North wall rebuilt. Wooden lintels. New roof. Former miller's house
to north removed recently. To north-west is a very large late C19 bread oven
with brick lined vault, which was formerly behind the miller's house but is all
that survives of the building. Surviving machinery includes the pit-wheel (1877),
a considerable amount of gearing and various mill-wheels etc. Outside to east is
a pulley wheel formerly to take drive from a steam-engine when the river was
sluggish. Breakwater for pit wheel and sluice walls probably repaired 1877. The
mill has recently (Feb 1979) been restored by the boys of Sherborne School who
intend to return it to use as a mill with exhibition space etc to north.

Listing NGR: ST6317415387

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