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Date Listed: 9 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195447
OS Grid Reference: TF3664791402
OS Grid Coordinates: 536647, 391402
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4018, 0.0539
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ALVINGHAM ABBEY LANE
TF 39 SE
Watermill. C17, 1782 by John Maddison, c.1900, restored 1972.
Red brick, mostly colourwashed. Pantile roof with stone coped
gables. 3 storeys including upper storey added in 1872. 4 bay
front including wheelhouse to left, added in 1782, plus lean-to
of c.1900 added to left hand return wall. Doorway to right with
segmental head and plank door. Glazing bar window to left with
segmental head. Clear break in bonding of brickwork to left with
segmental headed opening beyond, with footbridgeover it and
second segmental headed opening behind allowing access of water
to wheelhouse. Lean-to of c.1900 beyond with plank door.
Doorway above to right with segmental head, plank door and
platform in front of it. 2 small glazing bar windows to left,
both with segmental heads. Wheel of belt pulley to left,
inserted c.1900 to power pea-sorting machine intact inside lean-
to to left. 3 small sliding sashes above, all with segmental
heads, pulley immediately above window to right. Shuttered
opening in lean-to to left. Interior with breast shot
waterwheel of 1782, 11 feet in diameter, large axle spokes and
cheek plates of cast iron with dovetailed joints; 32 buckets of
wrought iron and elm board. 2 slide valves at axle height in
good working order. Cast iron pit wheel and wallower. Auxiliary
drive from pit wheel to drive internal and external belt pulleys.
First floor with 2 pairs of Peak stones in use, one pair with
feed hopper and casing of c.1972. Pair of French burr stones not
in use. Stones driven by vertical shaft via wooden toothed gear
wheel. Vertical shaft continues to top floor to drive sask
hoist with wooden faced clutch wheel. All the machinery of 1782,
restored in c.1972, and is now in good working order and
regularly used. Watermill known to have been on site since 1155.
Water chanelled from River Lud and culverted under Louth Canal in
Listing NGR: TF3664791402
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