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The Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Millbrook, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3509 / 50°21'3"N

Longitude: -4.2096 / 4°12'34"W

OS Eastings: 242898

OS Northings: 52440

OS Grid: SX428524

Mapcode National: GBR NS.WBJX

Mapcode Global: FRA 2823.MTK

Entry Name: The Mill

Listing Date: 21 July 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161778

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61926

Location: Millbrook, Cornwall, PL10

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Millbrook

Built-Up Area: Millbrook

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Millbrook

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


6/272 The Mill


Tide mill. Dated 1598, rebuilt in 1801 with some later alterations. Sandstone
rubble with granite and sandstone quoins; corrugated iron roof. The east front has
the sluice arches, the mill pond was formerly to the rear, now infilled. In the
early C19 an addition at the same height was made to the right end, with straight
joint between. 2 storeys, with water channels below and loft over. Front has 2
sluice arches with round heads, one to left blocked, further opening to right with
flat granite lintel. At ground floor level (over water) a door with timber lintel,
and C20 window to right; 3 C20 windows under eaves. C19 addition to right with C20
window at first floor. Right gable end has cart entry with timber lintel, 6-pane
light above; datestone with cable moulding. Left gable end has granite quoins,
asbestos slate-hung at ground floor level and above, with C20 window at ground floor
and loft level. Rear has 3 C20 windows at ground floor, the central one with
cambered and chamfered timber lintel internally, 2 similar windows under eaves.
Interior The roof is of the 1801 rebuilding, with halved and crossed principal
rafters pegged, with 2 rows of purlins and upper collars. At ground floor, 7 heavy
chamfered cross beams survive, 8 morticed and chamfered cross beams at first floor.
The mill had 2 wheels, each driving 2 pairs of stones. The sack hoist pulley at
ground floor is the only remnant of the milling machinery. The mill is in a
prominent position on Millbrook Lake. (Sources: Minchinton, W. and Perkins,
J.: Tidemills of Devon and Cornwall)

Listing NGR: SX4289852440

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