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Pentrefelin and Bwthyn-y-felin

A Grade II Listed Building in Eglwysbach, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2075 / 53°12'26"N

Longitude: -3.7886 / 3°47'19"W

OS Eastings: 280638

OS Northings: 369318

OS Grid: SH806693

Mapcode National: GBR 64.1XVQ

Mapcode Global: WH65J.SM2X

Entry Name: Pentrefelin and Bwthyn-y-felin

Listing Date: 12 November 1996

Last Amended: 12 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17570

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Located approximately 1.5km S of Eglwysbach village, immediately to the W of the lane leading from Eglwysbach S towards Llanddoged and Maenan; set back slightly behind a partly-enclosed forecourt.

County: Conwy

Community: Eglwysbach (Eglwys-bach)

Community: Eglwysbach

Locality: Pentre' Felin

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Late C18 water-driven flour mill with miller's accommodation included. Internal graffiti dates range from 1795 to 1848; the mill was in use until c1948.

Exterior

Rectangular rubble building set into a slope, with 3-storey main elevation, and 2-storey rear; red brick segmental heads to openings. Renewed, hipped slate roof with single squat chimney L of centre. 4-bay front with 2-bay mill section to R (now known as Pentrefelin) and miller's accommodation to L (Bwthyn-y-felin). The former has a wide entrance at R, with pegged wooden frame and modern boarded door. The domestic section has an entrance at L with modern door as before. Slightly-recessed modern sash-type windows (tilting upper sections) of 12- and 9 panes. Further modern windows to side and rear elevations of 6 to 12 panes. Single-storey gabled porch to L at rear, with former loading bay above, now a fixed sash window. To the R, a single-storey former bake-house projection at the corner with partly hipped roof; modern doors.

Interior

Large internal overshot waterwheel of approximately 6m diameter (partly disintigrated, June 1996), with secondary wheel operating the vertical driveshaft; the cast iron wheel has lost its paddles. Iron toothed crown wheel to first floor with associated layshafts and secondary drives. 3 large pairs of stones (two with modern boxing), mostly renewed timber hoppers; pulleys and wheels for mill pond sluicegate and sack hoist. 2 large panelled grain cupboards with raised and fielded panels to sides and hinged front. That to the R is the earlier and bears incised graffiti dates of 1795 and 1799; wooden hoppers above, that to R cupboard renewed. Also pulley-driven, a later C19 grinding machine with hopper as before, and consisting of a Christy and Norris `Disintigrator', and a `Eureka smut and separating machine' by Howes Babcock and co., New York (1865 model). 2 king post trusses to roof.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for the special interest of its exceptionally complete internal machinery.

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