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Latitude: 51.8771 / 51°52'37"N
Longitude: 0.9124 / 0°54'44"E
OS Eastings: 600565
OS Northings: 223846
OS Grid: TM005238
Mapcode National: GBR SNC.9GQ
Mapcode Global: VHKG5.R2PV
Entry Name: Bourne Mill
Listing Date: 24 February 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1123673
English Heritage Legacy ID: 116864
Location: Colchester, Essex, CO2
Electoral Ward/Division: Old Heath and The Hythe
Built-Up Area: Colchester
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Colchester St Barnabas, Old Heath
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
1. BOURNE ROAD
TM 02 SW 19/6 24.2.50.
Built in 1591 by the Lucas family from the C12 and C13 materials of the
destoryed of St John's Abbey (Bourne Ponds belonged to the Abbey) probably
on the site of a former mill. Its elaborate character suggests that it
was built for a fishing lodge. In the Cl7 it became a cloth mill (Dutch
refugees) and was used as such until the mid C19, when it was converted
to a corn mill. It is of 2 storeys and has elaborate Dutch gables at each
end with curved and voluted off-sets mounted with pinnacles, and at the
apex an octagonal chimney stack. In the south Gable is a stone panel
inscribed "Thomas Lucas, miles, me fecit Anne Domini 1591". There are
original windows on the front with stone mullions and moulded labels, an
original' doorway with square head, moulded label and moulded panel above
with an achievement of the Lucas arms; there is a weather boarded C19 hoist loft.
The interior, which has been converted into a dwelling house, retains the
mill machinery - 3 great grindstones and the water wheel. An exceptional
building and very pituresque. AM.
Listing NGR: TM0056523846
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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