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Town Mills

A Grade II Listed Building in St Columb Major, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.4385 / 50°26'18"N

Longitude: -4.9383 / 4°56'17"W

OS Eastings: 191450

OS Northings: 63978

OS Grid: SW914639

Mapcode National: GBR ZN.5G2N

Mapcode Global: FRA 07JW.RYJ

Plus Code: 9C2QC3Q6+CM

Entry Name: Town Mills

Listing Date: 12 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138007

English Heritage Legacy ID: 71208

ID on this website: 101138007

Location: St Columb Major, Cornwall, TR9

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Columb Major

Built-Up Area: St Columb Major

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Columb Major

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Watermill. Probably early C19, with additions and alterations of later C19 and C20.
Painted stone rubble; partly slate-hung. Slate roofs with ridge tiles and gable
Plan: The original mill appears to be a rectangular building to left, with the leat
running along the left side from front to rear; the waterwheel is missing. In the
later C19 a wing was added to right and a second wing to rear right.
Exterior: The main mill is 3-storey, with gable end to front; second floor level is
slate-hung. Ground floor has C20 door, first floor has double loading doors. Second
floor level has gabled wooden hoist housing for unloading sacks of flour with a drop-
chute floor and C20 window at the top. There are granite quoins to left and right
and a straight joint to right, where the lower 2-storey wing is attached. The wing
is also slate-hung with rag slates at first floor level. Ground floor has 3 doors
and 2 windows. First floor has 3 loading doors. The hip of the roof of the rear
wings is visible above the roof ridge. At the left side of the main mill, partly
slate-hung at upper level. Ground floor has double width opening to left and 2
window openings to right. First and second floors have two 2-light casements, some
8-pane casements remaining. The rear gable end of the mill has loading doors at each
level. The roof over the main mill has a small gabled ventilator.
Interior: Not inspected.

Listing NGR: SW9145063978

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