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Description: West Mill
Date Listed: 13 February 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 104192
OS Grid Reference: ST6317415387
OS Grid Coordinates: 363174, 115387
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9367, -2.5254
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The following entry shall be added:
WEST MILL LANE
ST 6315 6/373
Early C18 replacing earlier mill. Worked commercially until 1950's. The only
surviving mill in Sherborne. Sits directly on the river Yeo. Small square 2
storey building in hamstone rubble. 2 windows to west. Pit wheel and gable
light to south. Raised door (to upper floor) and window above blocked doorway
to east. North wall rebuilt. Wooden lintels. New roof. Former miller's house
to north removed recently. To north-west is a very large late C19 bread oven
with brick lined vault, which was formerly behind the miller's house but is all
that survives of the building. Surviving machinery includes the pit-wheel (1877),
a considerable amount of gearing and various mill-wheels etc. Outside to east is
a pulley wheel formerly to take drive from a steam-engine when the river was
sluggish. Breakwater for pit wheel and sluice walls probably repaired 1877. The
mill has recently (Feb 1979) been restored by the boys of Sherborne School who
intend to return it to use as a mill with exhibition space etc to north.
Listing NGR: ST6317415387
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Source: English Heritage
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