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Description: Kings Mill House
Date Listed: 21 October 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 133332
OS Grid Reference: SO8598608935
OS Grid Coordinates: 385986, 208935
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7789, -2.2045
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PAINSWICK KING'S MILL LANE
SO 80 NE
King's Mill House
Hill and Mill house. C18 and C19. Good squared and coursed limestone, stone
slate and some concrete tile roofs. A complex building of several stages, now 3
sides of an open courtyard with mill building to right, and section to left
formerly extending further to north. From entrance, courtyard side is left,
4-storey gable with 3-light broad casements, but at second floor is stone,
chamfer mullion; centre-section, which has change of floor levels incorporated,
in 3 storeys, with two 3-light, over two single light and two 2-light casements,
and a C20 plank door in moulded surround. Mill return, right has 3 storeys with
2 plain floor string courses; at second floor a 9-light casement with leading
over 4 + 4 + 2 continuous window with two heavy mullions, and at ground floor 2
single lights. To the left an elliptical opening over the former mill race and
in set-back section, a C20 entrance door. This wing has concrete tile roof
outer, west front of mill has 2 rows pigeon openings under a continuous string,
then 2, 5 and 2-light stone mullion casements to stopped hoods, over a 2-light
wood casement and large plank door; ground or semi-basement floor has large
blocked elliptical arch, 2-light and single-light casement. The right half has
plain string over ground floor. Left gable return build against high embank-
ment, has pair of C20 doors giving to roof space. Outer facade to middle
section has varied fenestration in 2 storeys, attic, and part basement including
a 5-light raking dormer, 3-light casements, two C20, sashes in surrounds with
keystone, and a C20 porch with oculus above. Three 2-light recessed chamfer
stone mullioned casements to basement include two now blocked. Gable to the
right has 3 and 4-light casements, and the return wall has the upper parts in
brickwork. Interior has been substantially modified, includes some C18 detail
and chamfered beams to run-out stops. There are no early staircases. This has
seen a major mill and house which has lost is integrity in a series of exten-
sions or alterations, but still retaining substantial historic fabric. There
was a water mill recorded here in 1495, was a cloth mill until the mid-C19, and
became a pin mill in 1870.
(Hyett, Glimpses of the History of Painswick, 1957).
Listing NGR: SO8598608935
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