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Old Somerton Mill, Somerton

Description: Old Somerton Mill

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 April 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 262962

OS Grid Reference: ST4981628475
OS Grid Coordinates: 349816, 128475
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0534, -2.7173

Location: B3151, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7PW

Locality: Somerton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA11 7PW

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Listing Text


4/156 Old Somerton Mill
(formerly listed as Mill House)


- II*

Water mill and house. Later C18 but with C16 origins. Local lias stone cut and squared; plain clay tile roofs to house,
with stepped coped gable to west and hipped to east; clay pantiles over stone base courses to mill, between stepped
coped gables with ball finials; brick and stone chimney stacks. L-plan: house of 2 storeys, with 2 bay south elevation;
2-light leaded iron casement window in beaded surrounds with mullions, the lower with segmental arched heads; between
windows a 6 flush-panel door set in segmental arched recess. Mill returns southwards from east side for 2 bays,
becoming 2 storey with attic on east side due to sharp fall in ground levels: 3 light leaded casement, and 3 centre
arched opening for the overshot water wheel (repaired and still in position); on east side a 2 storey C19 lean-to,
incorporating a tall square plan tapered brick chimney on stone base, with moulded stone cap, possibly to accommodate
the steam engine known to be there by 1910. Interiors not inspected: milling machinery apparently removed. First
recorded 1513, it was known as Somerton Flour Mill in C19, and continued in use until 1935. (VCR, Volume III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4981628475

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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