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Mill at Gun's Mills

A Grade II* Listed Building in Littledean, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8413 / 51°50'28"N

Longitude: -2.473 / 2°28'22"W

OS Eastings: 367511

OS Northings: 215958

OS Grid: SO675159

Mapcode National: GBR FX.V16J

Mapcode Global: VH86S.3Z0C

Plus Code: 9C3VRGRG+GR

Entry Name: Mill at Gun's Mills

Listing Date: 23 September 1955

Last Amended: 4 July 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186479

English Heritage Legacy ID: 354139

Location: Littledean, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL17

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Littledean

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Mitcheldean St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Mill at Gun's Mills
6/67 (formerly Listed as Barn at Gunn's
Mills, East Dean Parish)

Formerly blast-furnace, later paper mill, now unused. 1682/3 (on
iron lintels), mid C18. Coursed, squared rubble to furnace and
blowing chamber, ashlar dressings and corrugated-iron roof to
latter; upper building part rubble stone, part timber-framed, with
slate roof. 'L' plan, pivoted on furnace, wings at different
levels. Square blast-furnace at lower level, with tapering recess
in main face, roof sloping back to main wall line, with 2 iron
lintels. Doors at ground floor and in sloping face above. This
recess repeated on left return, in blowing chamber, with dated
lintels. Inside square chamber with sloping walls above 2m.
Narrow top now covered by stone slab in floor of room above.
Blowing chamber on left with opening against furnace, then 2
windows, unclosed: upper part of wall rebuilt in concrete block,
(originally 2 floors). Behind pit, 7.5m long for overshot water-
wheel: small arched recess in back wall. Space in front of
furnace and blowing chamber was casting floor. Upper level at
right-angles; timber-framed over furnace, 3-bays, built as paper
mill. Wattle and daub infill to gable wall, open or glazed sides
in 2 panels per bay: partition to stone section beyond, 3 bays,
with floor over at eaves level. Trusses queen strut. Stone
section 2 large openings in gable, one in side leading to 4-bay
wing. Furnace originally built 1628, probably destroyed 1650;
rebuilt 1682/3. Converted to papermill by 1743, and so used to at
least 1900: furnace became stairs. Mill pond lay beyond house
now filled in. Considered to be 'best remaining furnace of
the earliest phase of British blast-furnace practice'. (C. Hart,
The Industrial History of Dean, 1971, p. 43, 70, 379).

Listing NGR: SO6751115958

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