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Albert Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.4092 / 51°24'32"N

Longitude: -2.4953 / 2°29'43"W

OS Eastings: 365647

OS Northings: 167908

OS Grid: ST656679

Mapcode National: GBR JV.QK1J

Mapcode Global: VH88W.PVP3

Plus Code: 9C3VCG53+MV

Entry Name: Albert Mill

Listing Date: 29 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384631

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485066

Location: Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset, BS31

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Keynsham

Built-Up Area: Keynsham

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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739-1/5/54 (East side)
29/10/74 Albert Mill


Grist mill, now flats. c1830; restored and converted 1992.
Squared and coursed rubble with ashlar dressings, copings and
stacks, gabled slate roofs; render and slate roofs to C20
ranges. Tudor Gothic Revival style.
PLAN: large complex of mill buildings set at an angle into the
River Chew, with the leat leading under at the south-east
corner towards the weir sluice.
EXTERIOR: long 3-storey; 9-window north range with 2 rear
wings and 1992 ranges to south and west. Main range has
2-light chamfered mullions with dripstones and relieving
arches to all floors, those to first floor larger; 3 loading
doors with segmental heads, keystones and C20 glazing to
ground-floor centre. Shallow-pitched gabled roofs; 2 end
stacks with tall Tudor style shafts with caps. (C20 ranges
with similar dripstoned openings and casement fenestration).
2-storey lean-to extension towards the weir sluice with an
external waterwheel in a pit.
INTERIOR: to centre of main range on ground-floor 2
waterwheels in situ. They are breast-shot, one being enclosed
within the building. Edge runner stones for crushing logwood.
HISTORICAL NOTE: it is possible that cotton was manufactured
on the site in the 1780s. The mill was used latterly to
process logwood which produced black dye.
The building is graded as an industrial monument of
considerable interest on account of its machinery and rarity
value in the area.
(White E: Keynsham and Saltford: Keynsham: 1990-: 22, 24 AND
25; Buchanan RA and Cossons N: The Industrial Archaeology of
The Bristol Region: Newton Abbot: 1969-: 53, 73; BIAS Journal:
Bristol: 1974-; Day J: Bristol Glass: The History of the
Industry: Newton Abbot: 1973-).

Listing NGR: ST6564767908

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