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Bindon Mill and Mill House, Wool

Description: Bindon Mill and Mill House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108853

OS Grid Reference: SY8539686871
OS Grid Coordinates: 385396, 86871
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6813, -2.2081

Location: Bindon Lane, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset BH20 6BN

Locality: Wool
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 6BN

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Listing Text

20.11.59 (North Side)

Bindon Mill and Mill
House. Formerly
listed as "Bindon
Mill House"


Probably the monastic mill of Bindon Abbey. Medieval origin, largely reconstructed
C18. House with attached mill. House has brick and stone walls, tiled roof, brick
stacks. Two storeys. Plan consists of two parallel ranges with separate pitched
roofs and central valley gutter. Rear range may have originated as a lower
lean-to. Roof of front range has been raised. Stone lean-to at rear with slate
roof. Of the front range, the west end (the present parlour block) appears a later
addition. Two entrance doors. That at east end has a panelled door in brick porch
with slate roof. That at west end has glazed door in timber porch with tiled
lean-to roof. (House may once have been divided). Ground floor has two double-hung
sash windows with glazing bars. First floor has similar windows. Also, two
storeyed inserted bay window with double-hung sashes and dentil cornice. Evidence
of former door at west end of facade, and blocked window above this. Built-up
pointed arch, possibly medieval, in east gable wall.
Internally, kitchen, at east end, has large open fireplace, partly built up, and two
exposed ceiling beams. Centre room has fireplace in rear wall, and exposed
chamfered ceiling beams. West room (parlour) has Regency character, with late C18
fireplace etc. Dairy and other service rooms in rear range.
Earlier roof trusses, with cambered collar beams, survive below later roof
structure - these possibly C17.
Mill has stone walls, and roof part tiled, part slated, part stone slated. Two
storeys. Timber doors and casement windows.
Internally, some machinery survives. Stable block east of the Mill - probably C18,
has stone walls with brick dressings, end tiled roof. Timber doors and windows.
Timber bridge and sluices at rear (north) of mill - probably later C18-C19.
RCHM Monument 3A.

Listing NGR: SY8539686871

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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