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The Water-Mill at Sadborow Mill, Thorncombe

Description: The Water-Mill at Sadborow Mill

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 April 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 104663

OS Grid Reference: ST3711801026
OS Grid Coordinates: 337118, 101026
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8054, -2.8937

Location: Sadborow Lane, Thorncombe, Dorset EX13 5UU

Locality: Thorncombe
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: EX13 5UU

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Listing Text

3/81 The Water-Mill at
Sadborow Mill
Detached Water-Mill. Dated 1827: Keystone of top right window. Rubble walls
with brick quoins and dressings. Roman tile roof, C20, hipped. Rectangle in
plan. Two storeys. Three casements with renewed wooden frames and cills.
Segment-headed window-arches with stone keys and some burnt headers. Two
ground floor 'stable-doors' near centre, brick jambs and wooden lintels.
Stone-floor: 'stable-door' with large iron hook over. Tall built-in wooden
buffer beside 1 ground door. Mill-wheel on rear face: 22 ft overshot wheel,
6 r.p.m., originally driving 2 mill-stones, latterly 3. C19 wooden partitions
and doors. Stone floor: 2 mill-stones extant, and full apparatus. Winnoning
Box. The Mixing Room. (Scales etc not original to the mill). Bin-floor, with
platform, shutes etc. The machinery is remarkably complete, and the mill have
been working within the last two years. Full operations ceased in the 1950s.
Mill-pond above to rear, fed from Sadborow estate spring. Source: Commander
W J Eyre, owner.

Listing NGR: ST3711801026

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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