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Sparket Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Matterdale, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.6296 / 54°37'46"N

Longitude: -2.8732 / 2°52'23"W

OS Eastings: 343726

OS Northings: 526398

OS Grid: NY437263

Mapcode National: GBR 8GCX.R6

Mapcode Global: WH818.VW0S

Entry Name: Sparket Mill

Listing Date: 31 January 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1111820

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74546

Location: Matterdale, Eden, Cumbria, CA11

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Matterdale

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Watermillock

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 42 W
2/144 Sparket Mill

- II
Water cornmill, later extended for sawmill. Probably C18 with C19 house and
machinery. Stone rubble with dressed quoins and slate roofs. L-plan mill has
house to south, sawmill to north and grain drying kiln to west. East elevation
of mill has lean-to canopy on stone post to south of gabled wing. Small window
and entrance in infilled larger entrance and small window above; wing has sashed
windows with glazing bars to south return and gable-end stack. Roof being
repaired (1987). House of 5 bays, the 1st 2 bays forming recessed later
addition with lean-to single-storey outshut to angle. Windows mostly sashed
with glazing bars; small-paned casements to 2nd bay and small sash over entrance
between 3rd and 4th bays; garage entrance to 1st bay. Gable-end stacks to 3rd
and 4th bays. Sawmill to north of 2 storeys with open front and central pier.
Remains of timber structure to angle with wing, which has window with lattice
leaded glazing and 1st floor entrance. Roof being renewed (1987). West
elevation similar, built into side of hill, some windows with small-paned fixed
glazing and opening lights. 1st floor entrance to mill and gabled wing on same
level with grain kiln and later garage. Interior of mill has timber and iron
machinery which is fairly complete, having been in use within last 10 years,
including stones and hoppers, hoists, jack rings etc. Timber wheel on iron axle
now in sawmill, which retains some line shafting, and small health and bellows
in corner; some line shafting projects into open. Kiln retains floor of pierced
ceramic tiles. An example of a mill retaining much of its machinery.

Listing NGR: NY4372626398

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