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Hingham Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Egloshayle, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5188 / 50°31'7"N

Longitude: -4.7941 / 4°47'38"W

OS Eastings: 202024

OS Northings: 72512

OS Grid: SX020725

Mapcode National: GBR ZW.YJ15

Mapcode Global: FRA 07VP.G3P

Plus Code: 9C2QG694+G9

Entry Name: Hingham Mill

Listing Date: 26 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143046

English Heritage Legacy ID: 67644

Location: Egloshayle, Cornwall, PL27

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Egloshayle

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Breoke

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Mill. Circa late C18 on site of early mill. Stone rubble with rear wall rebuilt
in concrete block. Rag slate roof with half hipped ends. Undershot water wheel
on left hand side.
Plan: Overall rectangular plan with central entrance, water wheel on left hand
side wall and entrance to low basement in rear. Mill race @ 5m long and up to
1.5m wide leads in to wheel from adjacent road on entrance side; lined with stone,
some cement rendering, two stone steps at road end.
Exterior: Two storey front elevation with circa C20 porch and 2-light casement
to right and left. Rear elevation with stone rubble wall rebuilt in concrete
block above basement. 3 2-light casements on ground and first floor. Timber
undershot wheel on left, partly rebuilt in C20; socketted to metal hub, revolving
on an iron axial shaft.
Interior: Complete working machinery remains. Horizontal gearing operating
2 French Buhr runnerstones.
A full description of the machinery is given by Benney, and Henderson provides
a history of the mill, mentioned as fulling mill in 1420 and recorded in the
Rent Rolls of the Manor of Bernier (qv Berniere) in 1540.
The mill is complete retaining full working machinery and has an undershot wheel
which is especially unusual in Cornwall.
Benney, D E An introduction to Cornish Waterwheels 1972
Henderson, C 'Tucking Mills. Sites of Ancient Industry in the Duchy', Western
Morning News and Mercury, April 26 1928.
Henderson, C Essays in Cornish History, 1963.

Listing NGR: SX0202472512

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