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Mill at Methleigh

A Grade II Listed Building in Porthleven, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.0903 / 50°5'24"N

Longitude: -5.3234 / 5°19'24"W

OS Eastings: 162376

OS Northings: 26418

OS Grid: SW623264

Mapcode National: GBR FX7F.VQG

Mapcode Global: VH132.PZ2P

Entry Name: Mill at Methleigh

Listing Date: 25 July 1979

Last Amended: 9 February 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196357

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385358

Location: Porthleven, Cornwall, TR13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Porthleven

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Breage with Godolphin and Ashton

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


631-1/1/4 Mill at Methleigh
(Formerly Listed as:
Farmyard buildings including
watermill at Methleigh)


Watermill. Probably early C19 foundations, mostly rebuilt mid
C19. Killas and granite dressings; scantle slate roof. Small
rectangular plan with deep wheel slot on each side and further
slot at rear end; surviving 22 foot diameter overshot wheel on
the left (with timber arms missing except for fragments set in
the nave). 3 storeys with 2nd floor partly in roof space;
symmetrical 2-window front gable end. 6-pane windows; central
doorway to each floor; ledged doors the upper doorway with
corbelled sack hoist over. Doorway to 1st floor of each return
wall, approached by bridges. INTERIOR: mid C19 floors, roof
structure and later C19 complete mill machinery with 2 drive
gears, one complete with wooden cogs, and 2 sets of stones to
1st (stone) floor set in octagonal wooden cases; hoisting
pulley in attic and the sawn-off remains of 2 heavy timbers
from the earlier machinery. The water supply system at
Methleigh serving mill, farm buildings, house and gardens, is
a considerable feat of planning and engineering and is
probably the most complex of its kind in Cornwall.

Listing NGR: SW6237626418

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