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Description: Baythorne Mill
Date Listed: 9 January 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 114081
OS Grid Reference: TL7233843012
OS Grid Coordinates: 572338, 243012
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0587, 0.5124
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TL 74 SW BIRDBROOK MILL ROAD
3/9 Baythorne Mill
Water mill, C18, extended in C19, now a house. Painted brick, Flemish bond,
roofed with handmade red clay tiles and slates. Aligned NW-SE, aspect NE, with
axial chimney stack at SE end. 2-storey C19 weatherboarded extension with slate
roof at SE end. C19 steam engine house at NW end, with tall round chimney
on square base to rear. Single-storey extension beyond, now a double garage. 2
storeys with attics. Halved boarded door and half-glazed door, one C18
casement window, 3 reproduction windows in original arched apertures. Double
boarded doors over wheel-race. First floor has C20 central french windows and
balcony. 2 C18 casement windows and 2 C20 casement windows in original arched
apertures. String course at first-floor level, dentils under eaves, gambrel
roof. Boldly projecting lucom with 2 C18 casement windows in it, and 2 swept
dormers with C18 casement windows. SE extension has a half-glazed door, one C20
casement window on each floor, and scalloped eaves trim. All windows of engine
house C20. Mill wheel present, not in operational order, under glass cover.
Interior has exposed beams and joists on both floor, mostly original. Most of
the windows, back and front, are original, with hardwood frames, wrought iron
casements, and rectangular leaded glazing, with some early glass. (Some are
repaired or restored in C20). Individually these are becoming rare, and a
substantial set of them in their original context is particularly valuable.
Listing NGR: TL7233843012
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Source: English Heritage
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