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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1128403
English Heritage Legacy ID: 54103
Location: Houghton and Wyton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28
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
HOUGHTON AND WYTON
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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