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The Old Mill at Mill Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Lydford-on-Fosse, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0834 / 51°5'0"N

Longitude: -2.6197 / 2°37'10"W

OS Eastings: 356691

OS Northings: 131746

OS Grid: ST566317

Mapcode National: GBR MP.D43G

Mapcode Global: FRA 56D8.38M

Entry Name: The Old Mill at Mill Farm

Listing Date: 29 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1362082

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468859

Location: Lydford-on-Fosse, Mendip, Somerset, TA11

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Lydford-on-Fosse

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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The Old Mill at Mill Farm


Water grist mill. Circa mid C18 rebuilding of an earlier mill. Coursed stone rubble, partly weatherboarded. Corrugated sheet steel roof with gabled ends. PLAN: originally 2 mills, one on either bank of mill stream, with 2 water-wheels between. In circa mid C18 rebuilt as single 4-bay range over the mill stream. EXTERIOR: 1 and 2 storeys. Roof carried over gap at centre over stream. Unglazed wooden mullion window in north end. INTERIOR: not inspected but documentary evidence shows the north mill as single-storeyed, with a wooden hurst frame supporting a single bedstone, wooden wheelshaft and wooden arms of the pit-wheel; it is a rare survival of a single-step drive mill. The south mill is of 2 storeys, 2 bays, with circa mid C18 wooden machinery of 2-step drive type with upright shaft powering 2 pairs of millstones and wooden crown-wheels, the lower millstones complete with spindles and wooden stone nuts; in about the mid C19 the pit-wheel and wallower were replaced in iron. Circa mid C18 roof trusses with collars, trenched purlins, studs and weatherboarding to partition. The Old Mill spans a millstream on the River Brue.
(SOURCE: RCHME Peport, 1997).

Listing NGR: ST5669131746

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