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The Mill House, Marston Magna

Description: The Mill House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 January 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 262804

OS Grid Reference: ST5955822340
OS Grid Coordinates: 359558, 122340
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9990, -2.5777

Location: 1 Court Gardens, Marston Magna, Somerset BA22 8DH

Locality: Marston Magna
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA22 8DH

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list


(south side)

The Mill House


Mill and mill house. C18 and C19, possibly some earlier fabric. Rubble,
coursed rubble, brickwork in flemish bond, various types of clay roof tile,
some slate. A large mill in L-plan, with smaller mill house attached to the
east, at a slight angle; also lower outbuilding attached to north gable; mill
retains extensive machinery, also unusually large bread oven.
Entrance front, to north: two storeys, brick, Bridgewater triple-ridge roof
tiles to north slope. To the left a large plain area of walling and a small
brick eaves stack; to the right are two 2-light casements at each level, to
segmental brick heads with keystone; off-centre left a plank door with
studding. Return wing, to right is in coursed squared stone and with pantile
roof to coped gable; in 2 storeys, at ground floor a very wide plank door to
square head and a 3-light casement to square head and keystone. At first
floor, far right, a plank loading door. Beyond the outer gable a lower
2-storey out-building in stone and brick with double roman tile and a stone
north gable in small squared coursed stone, and having an arched opening over
the mill race. The left return to the main building is canted back after the
first bay, in. rubble, and to tile roof with alternating 4 courses plain tile
and 14 courses fish-scale tile; left gable, to the south, is coped. In 2
storeys, 3 windows, all 2 or 3-light small-paned casements to stone voussoirs.
At left is a lean-to with pantile roof containing the doorway. The south
gable built against the earth at ground floor level, with a 2-light small pane
casement; gable is coped, and with a cross-saddle stone. Set back from this
gable is the back wall of the mill, and a low lean-to fills the internal
corner, with slate roof. North gable in main mill with brick stack, large
square brick stack to the domestic unit.
Interior: the mill block has a series of grain bins at the attic level; at
first floor are the two millstones and housings, with turbine machinery on
decorative cast iron supports by Gardner of Gloucester at ground floor, and an
adjacent space with large tube shaft and deep-set pit probably originally the
wheel pit for an overshot wheel. In the short return arm is the entrance to a
very large bread oven which is built into the low outbuilding.
An interesting group with an unusually complete set of fixed machinery, some
units dismantled but apparently in sound condition.

Listing NGR: ST5955822340

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Source: English Heritage

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