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Bindon Mill and Mill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wool, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6813 / 50°40'52"N

Longitude: -2.2081 / 2°12'28"W

OS Eastings: 385396

OS Northings: 86871

OS Grid: SY853868

Mapcode National: GBR 21K.6KK

Mapcode Global: FRA 6788.MMC

Entry Name: Bindon Mill and Mill House

Listing Date: 20 November 1959

Last Amended: 2 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152828

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108853

Location: Wool, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Wool

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Wool, East Burton and Combe Keynes

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

20.11.59 (North Side)

Bindon Mill and Mill
House. Formerly
listed as "Bindon
Mill House"


Probably the monastic mill of Bindon Abbey. Medieval origin, largely reconstructed
C18. House with attached mill. House has brick and stone walls, tiled roof, brick
stacks. Two storeys. Plan consists of two parallel ranges with separate pitched
roofs and central valley gutter. Rear range may have originated as a lower
lean-to. Roof of front range has been raised. Stone lean-to at rear with slate
roof. Of the front range, the west end (the present parlour block) appears a later
addition. Two entrance doors. That at east end has a panelled door in brick porch
with slate roof. That at west end has glazed door in timber porch with tiled
lean-to roof. (House may once have been divided). Ground floor has two double-hung
sash windows with glazing bars. First floor has similar windows. Also, two
storeyed inserted bay window with double-hung sashes and dentil cornice. Evidence
of former door at west end of facade, and blocked window above this. Built-up
pointed arch, possibly medieval, in east gable wall.
Internally, kitchen, at east end, has large open fireplace, partly built up, and two
exposed ceiling beams. Centre room has fireplace in rear wall, and exposed
chamfered ceiling beams. West room (parlour) has Regency character, with late C18
fireplace etc. Dairy and other service rooms in rear range.
Earlier roof trusses, with cambered collar beams, survive below later roof
structure - these possibly C17.
Mill has stone walls, and roof part tiled, part slated, part stone slated. Two
storeys. Timber doors and casement windows.
Internally, some machinery survives. Stable block east of the Mill - probably C18,
has stone walls with brick dressings, end tiled roof. Timber doors and windows.
Timber bridge and sluices at rear (north) of mill - probably later C18-C19.
RCHM Monument 3A.

Listing NGR: SY8539686871

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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