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Bourne Mill

A Grade I Listed Building in Colchester, Essex

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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

Plus Code: 9F32VWG6+RX

Entry Name: Bourne Mill

Listing Date: 24 February 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1123673

English Heritage Legacy ID: 116864

Location: Old Heath and The Hythe, Colchester, Essex, CO2

County: Essex

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

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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

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