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Former Mill and Flanking Ancillary Buildings at Hem Farm (Sj 7303 0588), Shifnal

Description: Former Mill and Flanking Ancillary Buildings at Hem Farm (Sj 7303 0588)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 255211

OS Grid Reference: SJ7303005880
OS Grid Coordinates: 373030, 305880
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6500, -2.4001

Location: A4169, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 9PS

Locality: Shifnal
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF11 9PS

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Listing Text


5/14 Former Mill and Flanking
- Ancillary Buildings at
Hem Farm (SJ 7303 0588)

- II

Watermill and flanking ancillary buildings, now agricultural store.
Circa 1829. Red brick with dropped hipped roofs. Central 3 storey block
with set back flanking one and 2 storey wings. South front; centre block:
2 first floor 2-light casements, first floor segmental headed boarded window
to right and segmental headed boarded door to left, and 2 ground floor
segmental headed boarded windows to right with segmental headed boarded door
to left. Wings: 2 storey wings with bricks omitted for ventilation; that to
left with boarded left doer and C20 ground floor door; that to right with
first floor louvred window and ground floor 2 segmental headed 2 leaf bearded
door. Lower one storey wings with segmental headed casements and 2 leaf
boarded doors. North front: centre block with 2 second floor 2 light casements,
2 first floor 2-light segmental headed casements, and ground floor segmental
headed boarded door to left. Cast iron high breast-type waterwheel attached
to South, approximately 4' wide and 16' in diameter, with 8 spokes; gabled
canopy over with brick piers, king pest truss, and tile roof. Interior:
centre block with queen-post trusses and 2 storey wings with king post
trusses. Complete set of mill fittings surviving including second floor
grain bins, millstones, and some shafting. Mill pond to South-West. The
mill is part of a planned farm complex and was used for purely agricultural
purposes, to meet the needs of the farm. Immediately before ceasing work -
it was used for grinding feed 'nuts' and chaff cutting. D. H. Robinson,
The Wandering Worfe, Waine Research Publications, 1980.

Listing NGR: SJ7303005880

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Source: English Heritage

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