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Sawmill, Dunham Massey

Description: Sawmill

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 March 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 212850

OS Grid Reference: SJ7345787247
OS Grid Coordinates: 373457, 387247
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3814, -2.4005

Location: Main Dr, Dunham Massey, Trafford WA14 4SJ

Locality: Dunham Massey
County: Trafford
Country: England
Postcode: WA14 4SJ

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Listing Text


6/91 Sawmill
(formerly listed
as High Towncorn Mill)

G.V. II*

Watermill, originally a cornmill then a sawmill. Possibly
1616 for "old" Sir George Booth, but definitely pre 1697.
English garden wall bond brickwork with stone dressings and
graduated stone slate roof. 2 storeys plus attic. Stone
plinth, stone quoins and coped gables with kneelers. South
elevation has a semi-circular stone arched waterwheel
housing flanked on either side by stone buttresses; 3 2-
light and 3 3-light double-chamfered stone mullion windows
(some later) with leaded casements and 2 gables (although
the main roof runs longitudinally). Each end elevation has
an oeil-de-boeuf within the gable which was added in 1756
when some other alterations were made. The north side has a
small projecting wing with stone dressed oeil-de-boeuf and a
shaped brick chimney shaft to the carpenter's shop. Door
openings occur in each elevation. The other window openings
appear to be of a later date. Each storey is divided into 2
rooms by a half-timbered partition. On the ground floor is
the overshot waterwheel (reconstructed) in one room and a
lathe in the other. On the first floor (which because of
the crossfall has access at ground level) is the carpenter's
shop in one room and frame saw, wood-boring machine and
circular saw in the other. The attic is reached by a
central flight of steps and formerly housed the granary. A
rare and well preserved example of a C17 watermill which was
restored and much of the machinery re-constructed in c.1980,
resulting in a fine working example.

Listing NGR: SJ7345787247

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Source: English Heritage

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