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Trafford Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Mickle Trafford, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.2317 / 53°13'54"N

Longitude: -2.8252 / 2°49'30"W

OS Eastings: 345013

OS Northings: 370834

OS Grid: SJ450708

Mapcode National: GBR 7D.0J7S

Mapcode Global: WH888.K1WB

Plus Code: 9C5V65JF+MW

Entry Name: Trafford Mill

Listing Date: 27 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1229631

English Heritage Legacy ID: 404433

ID on this website: 101229631

Location: Bridge Trafford, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, CH2

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Mickle Trafford and District

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Plemstall St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Mill Watermill

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- II

Water-powered corn mill: c.1830 on earlier foundations with later C19
extensions, all for the Earls of Shrewsbury. Irregular bond orange
brick, Welsh slate roof and I brick chimney. Long L-shaped plan.
2-storey 12 -bay west front. Dentil brick cornice. Left end bay has
stone wheelpit with 2 segmental brick arches on a stone pier and the
7th bay is another wheelpit with a single segmental arch. The bays
between have small-pane windows under weak segmental heads and on door
and another door into an added gable porch. The remainder is an
addition of a driftway, a large cartshed and a shippon at right
angles. Cartshed and driftway have heavy wooden lintels, and the
remainder similar but larger openings than to the original part.
Interior: being restored as a working museum. North wheelpit has
unusual cast-iron single-spoke wheel connected to flour sifting
machinery dated 1883. South wheelpit has restored low breast wheel
and complete train of machinery driving 3 pairs of stones (in use
until 1952). Ground floor is quarry tiled and has corner cast-iron
fireplace. For history see G.Coppack "A Country Mill, the history of
Trafford Mill" unpublished thesis, Keele University, 1980.

Listing NGR: SJ4501370834

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