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Houghton Mill

A Grade II* Listed Building in Houghton, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3309 / 52°19'51"N

Longitude: -0.1206 / 0°7'14"W

OS Eastings: 528160

OS Northings: 271975

OS Grid: TL281719

Mapcode National: GBR K43.SCZ

Mapcode Global: VHGLX.VNLZ

Entry Name: Houghton Mill

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1128403

English Heritage Legacy ID: 54103

Location: Houghton and Wyton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

Civil Parish: Houghton and Wyton

Built-Up Area: Houghton

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Houghton with Wyton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TL 2871

(south side)
Houghton Mill

C17 water mill, rebuilt and extended in C18 and C19. Three-storeys and attics. Gault
brick, red brick and two inch brick. Part timber-framed and weather-boarded with plain
tile roof and gabled gantries. Pivot hung windows with glazing bars. Modern external
wooden fire staircase with two landing stages. Open, through passage to right of centre
with foot bridges on either side of mill spanning two weirs. Three original, breast-
driven wheels removed in 1931 and replaced by modern sluices.
Interior: Three pairs of grinding stones still in situ on grinding floor with other
mill machinery intact; storage bins and shoots at first and second-floor levels.
Original staircase, floors and trap-doors.
Mills have been recorded on this site since 974. The present mill replaces one burnt
down in C17. It ceased to work in 1930 and became a Youth Hostel in 1934. In 1939 it
was given to the National Trust. It is now the only surviving watermill on the
River Ouse in the old county of Huntingdonshire. It is noted for its picturesque setting
and is frequented by landscape artists.
(Ref P.G.M. Dickinson, 1973)
(RCHM Huntingdonshire Mon 6 p 144).

Listing NGR: TL2816071975

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