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Swineford Copper Mills Including Waterwheels and Machinery

A Grade II Listed Building in Bitton, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.4189 / 51°25'8"N

Longitude: -2.4464 / 2°26'46"W

OS Eastings: 369057

OS Northings: 168975

OS Grid: ST690689

Mapcode National: GBR JX.PZ6V

Mapcode Global: VH88X.KL2L

Entry Name: Swineford Copper Mills Including Waterwheels and Machinery

Listing Date: 4 September 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1116761

English Heritage Legacy ID: 28487

Location: Bitton, South Gloucestershire, BS30

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Bitton

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Warmley Syston and Bitton

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

(south side)
Swineford Copper Mills
including waterwheels
and machinery
ST 66 NE 6/100 4.9.74
Important industrial complex. Copper Mills founded by John Freeman and
Co and dated 1840. Converted to a flock mill in 1860s. The foundation
of the Copper Mill is C18 and some remains may date from before 1840.
There are 2 main blocks, their purpose is now difficult to ascertain as
they have been used for a number of processes during their history.
Main block: Early C19 in appearance, but dated 1840. Coursed rubble with
dressed quoins and ashlar parapet. River front has 2 storeys, 3 windows,
glazing bar casements in elliptical heads with brick dressings. Large
blocked doors on each floor to right. Hipped pantile roof. Probably earlier
( late C18) wing adjoins to rear. Two storeys, 3 windows, on ground floor
moulded mid-C19 long mullion windows with cornices (altered). Pantiled
roof with brick stacks.
Secondary block: Plaque inscribed "Swineford Copper Mills J F and Co MDCCCXL".
Coursed rubble with brick dressings. Single storey. Various openings.
Pantile roof. Five gabled extensions to rear 3 with cut finial saddlestones,
one hipped. The machinery includes 2 probably original waterwheels and
shafting from the flock mill. Two ashlar projection to left of front for
the watercourses.
Mill owners cottage and small outbuilding to south not included.

Listing NGR: ST6905768975

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