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Great Bardfield Watermill
Date Listed: 21 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 115335
OS Grid Reference: TL6799831150
OS Grid Coordinates: 567998, 231150
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9535, 0.4433
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TL 63 SE GREAT BARDFIELD MILL ROAD
3/196 Great Bardfield
21.12.67 Watermill and bridge
(Only Great Bardfield
GV II* Watermill formerly listed
as Water Mill under Outlying
Watermill and bridge. Early C19. The mill is timber framed, weatherboarded, Items)
roofed with slate. 5 bays facing E. 3 storeys and attic. E elevation,
original casement windows of 6 lights, one on ground floor, 2 on first floor, 3
on second floor, and lucam with one strut missing. 2 plain boarded doors, and
one more on first floor. N gable end, on ground floor one original casement of 9
lights and one replacement of 6 lights, 2 original casements of 9 lights on
first and second floors, and one of 16 lights in attic gable. The frame is of
high quality imported pine, jointed and pegged, with primary straight bracing in
walls, and a joggled butt purlin roof. It is complete with 3 pairs of stones
and all working machinery. 'The most remarkable mill in Essex to the industrial
archaeologist, being a complete wheel-driven stone mill with under the same roof
a complete turbine and engine-driven roller mill. Every bit of equipment is
intact except the engine which has gone. There can be few more interesting
examples of a C19 country mill in Great Britain'. (Hervey Benham, Some Essex
Watermills, 1976, 54-5). The bridge is of red brick, with E wall of flint
rubble and red brick, spanning the tail race with one stilted segmental arch.
Listing NGR: TL6799831150
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Source: English Heritage
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