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Description: Ball Mill
Date Listed: 15 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 255653
OS Grid Reference: SJ3042526532
OS Grid Coordinates: 330425, 326532
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8318, -3.0341
SJ 32 NW OSWESTRY RURAL C.P. BALL LANE (North-west
6/176 Ball Mill
Mill, now partly disused. Mainly early C19 but possibly incorporating
parts of an earlier mill, extended mid-C19 and again c.1900. Uncoursed
limestone rubble with red brick dressings, extended in red brick, slate
roof. 3 storeys, although only ground and first floors lit to front,
dentilled eaves cornice; 7-bay front, central section forming gabled
break with wooden gabled hoist projection; segmental-headed windows
and doors to both floors including to right end which was formerly
domestic with end stack. Mill race runs to rear suspended in an
iron channel above 2 wooden overshot wheels with iron spokes; these
are linked by cog mechanisms, which open the plate of the sluice, to the
inside of the mill. Interior: retains much of the original equipment
including millstones, grinding and lifting gear and a series of corn
bins on the top floor. At time of re-survey (July 1985) the mill is
mainly used for the preparation of cattle food and the stones are generally
driven by electricity. Circa 1900 flat-roofed-addition is not of special
architectural interest. Salop County Sites and Monuments Record PRN 15525.
Listing NGR: SJ3042526532
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Source: English Heritage
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