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Beaford Mill and Adjoining Leat Retaining Walls and Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Beaford, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9105 / 50°54'37"N

Longitude: -4.0737 / 4°4'25"W

OS Eastings: 254308

OS Northings: 114380

OS Grid: SS543143

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.QV4V

Mapcode Global: FRA 26CP.LSZ

Entry Name: Beaford Mill and Adjoining Leat Retaining Walls and Bridge

Listing Date: 16 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309124

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91623

Location: Beaford, Torridge, Devon, EX19

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Beaford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Beaford All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

BEAFORD
SS 51 NW
11/4 Beaford Mill and adjoining leat
- retaining walls and bridge

GV II

Mill. Dated 1867, enlarged later in the C19. Snecked squared stone with dressed
quoins and voussoirs. Gable-ended Welsh-slate roof.
Plan: Mill aligned approximately north-west/south-east. South-east block dated
1867, extended to north-east in the later C19. Formerly with undershot external
waterwheel (waterwheel and its separate roof since removed) to south-west side of
1867 block. Leat retaining walls and small bridge also adjoining to south-west.
Mill of 2 storeys and loft with additiion of one-storey and loft.
Exterior: South-west (leat) side largely windowless, but has central first-floor 3-
light window to centre (blocked window below) and first-floor doorway to its left.
Right-hand gable end has small one-light attic window, first-floor C19 two-light
wooden casement and ground-floor 2-light opening. Datestone below attic window.
Left-hand gable end has 2-light wooden casement to loft and ground-floor pair of
large boarded double doors with wooden lintel and segmental-pointed stone relieving
arch. Rear of right-hand block has louvred attic window to left and first-floor
boarded door with wooden frame, and approached by external brick steps. Boarded
ground-floor boarded door below steps.
Leat retaining walls adjoining to south-west. Squared and coursed stone walls.
Small round-arched bridge over late with dressed voussoirs and cobbled decking.
Interior of mill: Two pairs of boxed millstones in first floor of right-hand block,
with old hoist for lifting stones. Various grain shutes and trap doors. Complete
wooden sack hoist in attic (formerly powered by take off from main drive) with wooden
pulley wheel and wooden drum with chain. Three-bay roof over 1867 end with bolted
collar trusses and pairs of purlins. Four-bay roof over later C19 end, with collar
trusses. Also old hoist in later end.
The mill and adjoining leat walls form part of a mill complex also including Beaford
Mill House (q.v.).


Listing NGR: SS5430814380

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