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Description: Plowden Mill
Date Listed: 2 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 257043
OS Grid Reference: SO3844087160
OS Grid Coordinates: 338440, 287160
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4789, -2.9078
SO 38 NE LYDBURY NORTH C.P. PLOWDEN
6/129 Plowden Mill
Watermill. Mid to late C19. Uncoursed limestone rubble, windows with
red brick dressings and dressed stone cills, and slate roof. 3 storeys
and gable-lit attic. Segmental-headed small-paned cast iron windows.
North front: first floor boarded loft door to left; ground floor
boarded door to left and one storey lean-to to right with corrugated
iron roof and 2-leaf boarded door in left-hand return front. West front:
one window on first and second floors, and small circular window in
gable end. South front: 2 first floor windows; gabled red brick
wheelhouse with corrugated iron roof off-centre to left. Adjoining
one storey workshop to east; red brick with slate roof; large C20
door to front. Interior: ground floor boarded partition to west
enclosing gearing and shafting to 2 sets of millstones on first floor;
grain bins on second floor with wooden chute to supply the stones;
probably overshot wheel in wheelhouse to south with wooden spokes and
cast iron hub and rim. Included as an example of an estate water mill
in working order.
Listing NGR: SO3844087160
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Source: English Heritage
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