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Millstones The Old Mill House, Swanage

Description: Millstones The Old Mill House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 108168

OS Grid Reference: SZ0266178803
OS Grid Coordinates: 402661, 78803
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6089, -1.9637

Location: 35 Church Hill, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1HU

Locality: Swanage
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH19 1HU

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Listing Text

Nos 35 (The Old Mill House)
and 35a (Millstones)
(formerly listed as The Old Mill)
SZ 0278 NE 5/42 26.6.52

Datestone - "Ben Barlow Mill Wright of Southampton fecit 1754". The building itself
may be of earlier origin. Now 2 houses, "Millstones" comprising the ground and first
floor of the original machinery area. Purbeck Stone walls and roof. Two storeys and
attics. Some casement windows, some horizontally sliding sashes. One dormer in attic
with hipped roof. Internally, the main ground and first floor rooms in The Old Mill
House have exposed beams and joists. At the north end of the building is a blocked
window, possibly of medieval origin. In the attic over Millstones the grain hoppers
and part of the sack hoist remain. To the east of Millstones was the mill race and
traces of the wheel remain. This was replaced by a water turbine in the early C20
and parts of this survive. Stone out buildings in the garden include an open lean-to
on stone piers - possibly a cattle shelter, and a solid stone building - formerly a
donkey house. RCHM Monument 21.

Listing NGR: SZ0266178803

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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