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Alsia Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Buryan, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.0696 / 50°4'10"N

Longitude: -5.6417 / 5°38'30"W

OS Eastings: 139502

OS Northings: 25183

OS Grid: SW395251

Mapcode National: GBR DXGH.DLJ

Mapcode Global: VH05N.5J90

Entry Name: Alsia Mill

Listing Date: 6 July 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137501

English Heritage Legacy ID: 69656

Location: St. Buryan, Cornwall, TR19

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Buryan

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Buryan

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

ST BURYAN LOWER ALSIA
SW 32 NE
4/103 Alsia Mill
.7.78
GV II

Mill. C17 on earlier site, remodelled in the C18, C19 and C20. Granite ashlar,
granite rubble and granite dressings. Grouted scantle slate roof on small wash house
or bakehouse extension, otherwise corrugated iron. Gable ends of mill heightened in
the C20. Stump of dressed granite chimney over right-hand end of wash house.
Plan: Rectangular plan mill which until the C20 had a C17 miller's house built at
right angles in front of the middle. The mill is built into the bank on the left and
there is a first floor loading doorway at the left-hand end. Surviving overshot
wheel is in poor condition; complete machinery is in fairly good condition. Single-
cell wash house adjoins set back at the right-hand end.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Part of the front was the party wall with former miller's
house; the upper part is C20. On the right is the C17 chamfered granite mill doorway
and in front of its left-hand side is a chamfered jambstone of former-miller's house
doorway. End walls and rear wall are of dressed granite or granite ashlar. Wheel
has an iron hub but wooden spokes, rim segments and buckets.
Interior: Some C17 first floor structure relating to the mill machinery including a
chamfered beam and complete C19 mill machinery with iron gear wheels with wooden
teeth to the larger wheels. The machinery drives 2 pairs of stones on the upper
floor and is in working order. The stones have their original woooden casing and
there is a wooden hopper over one of them. An old photograph showing the miller's
house is in the possession of the owner. This mill with its complete machinery is
one of the most interesting and is also one of the oldest in this part of Cornwall.
Last worked in 1966.


Listing NGR: SW3950225183

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