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Description: Capp Mill House
Date Listed: 21 October 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 133330
OS Grid Reference: SO8693109347
OS Grid Coordinates: 386931, 209347
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7826, -2.1908
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PAINSWICK KING'S MILL LANE
SO 8609/8709 (south side)
Capp Mill House (formerly
21.10.55 listed as Cap Mill House
Large mill house. Dated HSW 1678. Limestone ashlar, stone slate roofs. A
lofty, symmetrical cross-gabled building with, back left, a lower projecting
wing. Entrance front is two storeys and attic, 4 windows, mainly single lights,
but an extra 2-light over central porch; all windows to stopped hoods. Porch is
gabled with date in shield, moulded door surround to deep lintel block with
hoodmould; porch. Interior has benches each side, and a fine early plank door.
To sides are oculis with decorated spandrels. Gables are coped and carry stacks
with twin diagonal shafts and cappings. Right return is 3-storeys and attic,
taking up fall in ground level, one-windowed, 3-light recessed chamfer mullion
casements at 3 levels, an 2-light to gable, all with hood moulds. Coped gable
and cross-roll saddle. Back is 3 storeys and attic, twin-gabled, but that to
right mainly covered by the projecting wing. To left at ground floor a doorway
flanked by 2-light, at first floor a 4-light with king mullion, above which a
3-light, and 2-light to attic: gable coped, with cross-roll saddle. Between
gables 3-small stair lights, and in right, coped gable with single diagonal
stack, two single lights to attic. Wing return is two storeys and attic, one-
windowed; 3-light at ground and first floors beneath 3-light gabled flush
dormer. To the left is a half-dormer abutting the gable of the main block.
Large door opening far right. The end gable wall of the wing appears to have
been rebuilt, in squared and coursed stone, possibly cutting back from a longer
building. It ha a 2-windowed front of 1 over 2 over 3-light casements, and
double diagonal stack to coped gable. Interior has A frame roof with butt
purlins. At lowew ground floor is a heavy early C18 bolection mould fire
surround with mantel over, said to have been repositioned from a bedroom, and a
similar surround in the projecting wing. The bedroom in north-east corner has a
fluted pilaster door surround. Inner door to porch especially fine. This was
originally the house to a woollen mill, until 1729, in the ownership of the
Packer family. It later became a Saw Mill, and the mill building (qv) is now
used for storage. (country Life, Sept 1920).
Listing NGR: SO8693109347
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Source: English Heritage
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