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Upper Building, Middle Factory, Leri Mills

A Grade II Listed Building in Tal-y-bont, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.483 / 52°28'58"N

Longitude: -3.9852 / 3°59'6"W

OS Eastings: 265284

OS Northings: 289088

OS Grid: SN652890

Mapcode National: GBR 8W.JRFN

Mapcode Global: VH4F0.WV1C

Entry Name: Upper Building, Middle Factory, Leri Mills

Listing Date: 19 September 1997

Last Amended: 19 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18892

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Building parallel to track in mill group on S bank of Leri, some 170m W of Talybont Bridge

County: Ceredigion

Town: Aberystwyth

Community: Ceulanamaesmawr

Community: Ceulanamaesmawr

Locality: Talybont

Built-Up Area: Tal-y-bont

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Mill building of uncertain age, possibly including some part of a 1640s smeltery or stamping-mill erected by Thomas Bushell for processing of lead and silver. Said to have been a grist mill later and finally a flannel mill after the mills were revived in 1809. The present appearance suggests a C18 to early C19 date. Marked on 1847 Tithe Map.

Exterior

Whitewashed rubble stone with slate roof and stone end stacks, built into a steep bank. S side to track single-storey with four openings between stone piers, the openings variously infilled, perhaps originally open as a drying floor. E side has marks of roof-raising, suggesting that loft and S front are earlier C19. Ground floor door. N side, to leat, has high walls with windowless stone projection at right (presumably site of water-wheel). Left ground floor 3 small timber casement pairs with slab lintels, and one first floor window to left. W end external chimney and stone lean-to with slate roof to left, 4-pane sash to first floor right.

Reasons for Listing

The earliest part of a remarkably early example of a comprehensive woollen factory in Cardiganshire, built on an unusually extensive form for a rural mill.

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