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Description: Maplehurst Mill
Date Listed: 22 June 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 169385
OS Grid Reference: TQ8030241718
OS Grid Coordinates: 580302, 141718
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1463, 0.5764
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FRITTENDEN MILL LANE
TQ 8041-8141 (west side)
Mill. 1756 for David Papillon of Acrise and extended mid C19. The old mill of
red brick with weather boarded gables and plain tiled roof, the new mill of
timber framing, weather boarded with slate roof. Two parallel ranges. Old
mill: 2 storeys and garret, reducing to 1 storey and garret to north. The
ground floor/basement thickened and weathered. Half-hipped roof. Boarded door
and 2 casements to west (left side), and 1 wooden casement on garret and 1st
floor, with dovecote on 1st floor, and 2 casements on ground floor with central
boarded door. Double terracotta plaque to left of door inscribed: D P 1756.
The new mill (facing east) of 3 storeys and hipped roof, with brick and stone
flat arch over stream. Three wooden casements on 2nd floor, and 4 each on 1st
and ground floor. Loft doors on each floor to right return. The wheel is
attached to the old mill to west, in the re-entrant angle of the two ranges; an
overshot wheel 8 feet wide and 10 feet in diameter, driving 3 sets of wheels.
Interior: carved on a beam in the old mill the letters S and I divided by a
line. This marks the (still current) parish boundary between Staplehurst
(Maidstone District) and Frittenden. The mill machinery, of various C18 to
early C20 dates survives with remarkable completeness, although the water-driven
mechanism is no longer operative, and is very fully described in M J Fuller and
R J Spain, Watermitts (Kent and the Borders of Sussex), pp 95-102). Attached to
the south east is the older mill house separately described and fully in
Frittenden Civil Parish. (Item 13/26)
Listing NGR: TQ8030841705
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Source: English Heritage
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