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Ball Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Oswestry Rural, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8319 / 52°49'54"N

Longitude: -3.0341 / 3°2'2"W

OS Eastings: 330426

OS Northings: 326538

OS Grid: SJ304265

Mapcode National: GBR 74.TMGM

Mapcode Global: WH8B3.C2FV

Entry Name: Ball Mill

Listing Date: 15 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1367355

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255653

Location: Oswestry Rural, Shropshire, SY10

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Oswestry Rural

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Maesbury St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 32 NW OSWESTRY RURAL C.P. BALL LANE (North-west
side)
6/176 Ball Mill
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- II

Mill, now partly disused. Mainly early C19 but possibly incorporating
parts of an earlier mill, extended mid-C19 and again c.1900. Uncoursed
limestone rubble with red brick dressings, extended in red brick, slate
roof. 3 storeys, although only ground and first floors lit to front,
dentilled eaves cornice; 7-bay front, central section forming gabled
break with wooden gabled hoist projection; segmental-headed windows
and doors to both floors including to right end which was formerly
domestic with end stack. Mill race runs to rear suspended in an
iron channel above 2 wooden overshot wheels with iron spokes; these
are linked by cog mechanisms, which open the plate of the sluice, to the
inside of the mill. Interior: retains much of the original equipment
including millstones, grinding and lifting gear and a series of corn
bins on the top floor. At time of re-survey (July 1985) the mill is
mainly used for the preparation of cattle food and the stones are generally
driven by electricity. Circa 1900 flat-roofed-addition is not of special
architectural interest. Salop County Sites and Monuments Record PRN 15525.


Listing NGR: SJ3042526532

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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