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Couch Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Boconnoc, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.403 / 50°24'10"N

Longitude: -4.6063 / 4°36'22"W

OS Eastings: 214883

OS Northings: 59146

OS Grid: SX148591

Mapcode National: GBR N7.RYDT

Mapcode Global: FRA 177Z.H9P

Entry Name: Couch Mill

Listing Date: 30 April 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136701

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60514

Location: Boconnoc, Cornwall, PL22

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Boconnoc

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Boconnoc

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 15 NW BOCONNOC COUCHSMILL

6/11 Couch Mill
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GV II

Mill and mill house, late C18, remodelled in mid C19. Rendered rubble stone
and cob with steeply pitched rag slate roof and brick chimneys at gabled ends of
mill house. Projecting stack on left hand gable end. Shallower, slate roof with
gabled ends to unrendered mill adjoining on right.
Mill house; single depth, 2-room with cross passage plan. C19 extension to
rear. Almost symmetrical 3-window front. Two 2-light C20 timber casements with
glazing bars flanking partly glazed door with gabled porch on timber posts. 3-
gabled half dormers with 2-light timber casement windows and wavy bargeboards.
Mill; long 1½ storey building under slightly lower pitched roof with central
wide timber stable door and reused timber lintel over. Slate porch. Small single
pane window to left. Above, slightly to left, gabled half dormer window with 9-
pane fixed casement. Lean-to of stone and brick under corrugated roof to right.
Machinery includes 2 horizontal gearing systems preserved in cog pit. 2
millstones in-situ and sack hoist. 2 overshot waterwheels have been dismantled.
Mill has not been in commercial use since 1920s.
Source: An Introduction to Cornish Watermills, D E Benney 1972


Listing NGR: SX1488359146

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