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Bourne Mill, Colchester

Description: Bourne Mill

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 116864

OS Grid Reference: TM0056523846
OS Grid Coordinates: 600565, 223846
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8771, 0.9124

Location: 118 Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 8RT

Locality: Colchester
Local Authority: Colchester Borough Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CO2 8RT

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This building is also a scheduled monument.

Listing Text

995 -----------
Bourne Mill
TM 02 SW 19/6 24.2.50.


Built in 1591 by the Lucas family from the C12 and C13 materials of the
destoryed of St John's Abbey (Bourne Ponds belonged to the Abbey) probably
on the site of a former mill. Its elaborate character suggests that it
was built for a fishing lodge. In the Cl7 it became a cloth mill (Dutch
refugees) and was used as such until the mid C19, when it was converted
to a corn mill. It is of 2 storeys and has elaborate Dutch gables at each
end with curved and voluted off-sets mounted with pinnacles, and at the
apex an octagonal chimney stack. In the south Gable is a stone panel
inscribed "Thomas Lucas, miles, me fecit Anne Domini 1591". There are
original windows on the front with stone mullions and moulded labels, an
original' doorway with square head, moulded label and moulded panel above
with an achievement of the Lucas arms; there is a weather boarded C19 hoist loft.
The interior, which has been converted into a dwelling house, retains the
mill machinery - 3 great grindstones and the water wheel. An exceptional
building and very pituresque. AM.

Listing NGR: TM0056523846

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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