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Talgarth Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Talgarth, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9957 / 51°59'44"N

Longitude: -3.2323 / 3°13'56"W

OS Eastings: 315488

OS Northings: 233742

OS Grid: SO154337

Mapcode National: GBR YW.JJVL

Mapcode Global: VH6BV.X3KG

Entry Name: Talgarth Mill

Listing Date: 14 August 1995

Last Amended: 14 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16297

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Located on the right bank of the river Enig, about 50m above Talgarth Bridge, with access at the side of the Town Hall.

County: Powys

Community: Talgarth

Community: Talgarth

Built-Up Area: Talgarth

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

The mill is said to have started as a weaving mill for the production of "brecknocks". Latterly it was used for grinding corn and beans for local farms. The mill ceased operation in 1970, due to charges levied for water "consumed", and the machinery, including two pairs of stones on the stone floor were dismantled and dispersed. One Forest of Dean stone survives ex-situ in an adjoining building.

Exterior

Water operated mill, early-mid C19. Rubble stone building of 3 floors with a stone slated roof. The gable end has double access doors to the lower bin floor, similar doors to the first, the stone floor, and a 2-light casement window lighting the top "hopper" floor. On the S end, an external overshot water wheel with an iron shaft and connecting hub for 5 radial timber spokes connecting to the outer iron ring holding the iron bound rim buckets. Above the wheel, a timber plank box containing a rod-operated sluice controlling the flow of water emerging from the 40cm diameter iron delivery pipe. The pipe drew water from beyond two sluice gates further upstream, and runs at a slight fall parallel to the river, turning into the head box.

Interior

No machinery survives.

Reasons for Listing

Included as the sole survivor of an important aspect of the town's industrial past, and for having the unusual arrangement of a 5-spoked wheel. Of group value with the bridge and town hall.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Tower House including attached shop
    Located at the corner of the Square, at the side of the A479, adjoining the bridge over the River Enig.
  • II Town Hall
    Located on a prominent site in the centre of Talgarth.
  • II Talgarth Bridge
    Located at the centre of the town, spanning the River Enig, and adjoining the Tower House.
  • II The Bridge End Inn
    Located immediately to the SW of the River Enig bridge, on the corner of Regent Street.
  • II Telephone Call-box on The Square
    On E side of The Square in the centre of the town; to N of Town Hall.
  • II Bridge House
    Located along the left (W) bank of the River Enig, immediately N of Talgarth Bridge.
  • II Glanant
    Located along the left (W) bank of the River Enig, immediately N of Talgarth Bridge.
  • II Ashburnham House
    Located behind a raised pavement, near the centre of Talgarth, 50m from the corner of Regent Street.

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