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Nether Alderley Mill and Dam Wall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Nether Alderley, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.2829 / 53°16'58"N

Longitude: -2.2363 / 2°14'10"W

OS Eastings: 384340

OS Northings: 376239

OS Grid: SJ843762

Mapcode National: GBR DZTG.MW

Mapcode Global: WHBBF.MR94

Entry Name: Nether Alderley Mill and Dam Wall

Listing Date: 25 July 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139592

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58297

Location: Nether Alderley, Cheshire East, SK10

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Nether Alderley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Alderley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 87 NW

Nether Alderley Mill and Dam Wall



Water Mill: late C16, machinery of 1850 and 1871, restored 1967-70
for National Trust. Ashlar buff-pink sandstone. Kerridge stone-slate
roof, stone ridge. Rectangular plan with water entering at roof
level. West front has long cat-slide roof with 4 louvred raking
dormers. 3 openings in low wall, with a 4-board door with iron strap
hinges at left approached by 3 stone steps. Both gables have a
herringboned timber truss and in the left side is a rebated 4-light
chamfered stone mullion (one mullion surviving) and in right side a
chamfered stone doorcase.
Interior: On 4 levels through which 2 massive oak posts pass,
supporting arch braced queen post roof trusses, with wind-braced
purlins and ridge. Contains 2 overshot water wheels, one below the
other and the remaining working machinery to drive 2 pairs of French
stones. Attached to south is complex of brick vaulted chambers of
drying kiln, the perforated floor of which is now concreted over.

Immediately behind the mill and joined by the penstock is the ashlar
dam wall, which is contemporary with the mill.

See C Boucher, Nether Alderley Mill, National Trust Guide 1978.

Listing NGR: SJ8434076239

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