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Description: Maplehurst Mill
Date Listed: 25 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 174628
OS Grid Reference: TQ8029941715
OS Grid Coordinates: 580299, 141715
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1463, 0.5763
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STAPLEHURST MILL LANE
TQ 84 SW (West side)
4/93 Maplehurst Mill
Partly in Frittenden civil parish. House with water-mill attached.
House C17, or possibly earlier, with later alterations and
additions. West range of mill 1756, east range mid C19. Mill of
2 parallel ranges, that to west 1756, that to east mid C19 and
wrapped round part of north gable end of C18 section. House,
probably originally free-standing, adjoins south gable end of C19
range and faces west away from road. House: west elevation red
brick in Flemish bond. First floor of south gable end tile-hung.
Plain tile roof. 2 storeys on brick plinth. Hipped roof. Filleted
red and grey brick stack towards centre. Regular 3-window front of
two recessed tripartite sashes and central 2-light casement.
Tripartite sashes with cambered heads to ground floor. Central boarded
door. Rear return wing to right red and grey brick on ground floor,
tile-hung above with hipped roof. Shorter weatherboarded, gabled rear
wing to left. Interior not inspected. Mill: C18 range: red and grey
brick in English bond, with weatherboarded gables and plain tile
roof. 2 storeys and attic on brick plinth. Half-hipped gambrel roof.
One 2-light casement to each gable end. Stable door with segmental
head to north end of west elevation. Boarded door to south gable end.
Dated brick HB to north,DP 1756 to south. Undershot waterwheel to north
gable end, with sluice to west. C19 range: timber framed, weather-
boarded, with slate roof. 3 storeys. Hipped roof. North gable-end
loading door to each floor. 2 two-light casements to second floor
to east side, and 3 to each of ground and first floors. Interior:
machinery and fittings from several periods survive intact. Parish
boundary runs north-south through C18 range and is marked on a cross-
beam. Waterwheel possibly of the relatively unusual pitch back type.
Listing NGR: TQ8149241035
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