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Description: Fringford Mill and Attached Millhouse
Date Listed: 3 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 243610
OS Grid Reference: SP6132028732
OS Grid Coordinates: 461320, 228732
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9537, -1.1091
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Fringford Mill and
The map reference shall be amended to read: 8/130
SP6028 (West side)
20/130 Fringford Mill and attached
Watermill and millhouse. C18 with possible medieval origins. C19 and C20 repairs
and additions. Coursed limestone rubble and squared coursed blocks/limestone.
Brick repairs. Weatherboarded left end gable to mill. Steeply-pitched red tile
roof. Brick internal ridge and end stacks. Long rectangular range of 4-unit plan
altogether. Watermill: 2-unit plan. 2 Storeys and attic. Main entrance in left
end. 2 doors on front, one into projecting lean-to on left, which has 3-light
casement. Other door has wooden lintel. Left gable has 2 renewed C20 metal
casements. The single-storey lean-to has reset 2-light wood-mullioned windows
and C20 window. Interior: butt-purlin roof with collars and side purlins. 2
working millstones together with associated mill furniture and tools. The tuns
and horses remain on the stone floor, as do the meal arks on the floor below.
Unusually slender wooden upright shaft with fine facets. Mill machinery is
mainly of iron and of later C19, the stone furniture incorporating earlier
woodwork. Exterior mill wheel is a breast waterwheel C19. Millhouse: 2-unit plan
with C20 extension on right end. 2-storey, 2-window range. Recessed entrance to
left has C20 door. 3 C20 casements with 2 C20 casements over. Large buttress in
centre. Interior not inspected but said to have base crucks. A mill at Fringford
was mentioned in the Doomsday survey as part of the holdings of Cogges Prior.
The mill was worked till early C20 by the Fennemore family and continues to be
used for demonstrations.
(Information from S.P.A.B. Wind and Watermill Section)
Listing NGR: SP6132028732
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