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Mill House Swanton Mill

A Grade II* Listed Building in Mersham, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1127 / 51°6'45"N

Longitude: 0.9115 / 0°54'41"E

OS Eastings: 603884

OS Northings: 138857

OS Grid: TR038388

Mapcode National: GBR SYN.38M

Mapcode Global: VHKKV.R96B

Plus Code: 9F324W76+3H

Entry Name: Mill House Swanton Mill

Listing Date: 27 November 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1276466

English Heritage Legacy ID: 409337

ID on this website: 101276466

Location: South Stour, Ashford, Kent, TN25

County: Kent

District: Ashford

Civil Parish: Mersham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Swanton Mill
6/155 and Mill House


Mill and mill-house. C15 to mid C19. Timber framed and clad with
red brick, and extended with timber framing clad with weatherboarding.
Plain tiled roof with slated gables. C15 3 bay hall house, the 2
storey service end utilised as mill, with wheel attached to gable
end, the wheel housed in C17 by timber extension. C16 3 bay lobby
entry house attached to west of original house (and incorporating
the parlour end), fronted by C18 range to north. Mid C19 extensions
to mill buildings to south and to east. Mill house: entrance front
(to north), C18 weatherboarded. Two storeys with hipped roof and stacks
to end left and rear centre right. Three wooden casements on 1st
floor and 2 on ground floor with moulded cornices. Central door of
4 panels with glazed upper section and flat cornice-hood. Right
return of red brick with dogtooth cornice and single storey extension.
Left hand wing recessed slightly, with hip-end of C15 range, clad
with red brick with dogtooth eaves cornice. Rear range of house clad
with red and blue brick, in part in Garden wall bond on ragstone
plinth, with 2 wooden casements to each floor. Mill, the northern
end with stepped up ridge line. C17 range of 1 storey and attic with
half-hipped roof with gabled roof-light. Three wooden casements and
half-glazed half-door, with horizontally sliding sash and wooden
casement to right in single storey extensions. Two storey mid C19
block to rear with gabled hoist housing to southern elevation, and
wooden casements, standing on brick piers over the mill race.
Interior: the northern end of the mill, although now open to the C17
range or taken into the C16 house, was originally a hall house with
crown post roof (smoke blackened), the C17 range to south incorporating
the wheel. The present wheel is by Holmans of Canterbury, unusually
sized overshot wheel (7½ feet diameter, 8 feet wide overshot wheel
with 42 buckets), now feeding 2 wheels, originally capable of driving
4. Single storey extension to south of mill added 1841 for a beam
engine (now removed). Early C19 grain store over race. The sluices
of wood, iron and stone to east of mill control the flow is a red
brick and ragstone lined mill-race. The stream is culverted from the
mill below the garden to south of house. (Traditional Kent Buildings,
No. 1; Mill Guide and pers. comm.).

Listing NGR: TR0496839097

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