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Description: Ford Flour Mill and Mill House, with Front Boundary Railings
Date Listed: 30 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 263712
OS Grid Reference: ST5354312966
OS Grid Coordinates: 353543, 112966
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9143, -2.6622
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ST5312 EAST COKER CP MILL LANE
11/154 Ford Flour Mill and Mill House,
with front boundary railings
Former watermill and mill house. Late C18. Ham stone rubble with ashlar dressings. Welsh slates over stone slate base
course between coped gables, with stone ridge; reconstructed stone end chimney stack. 3-storey, 6-bay South front.
Bays 1 and 2 have casement windows, the lower to bay 1 with timber shutter and probably of C18, to left a semi-circular
arched wheel recess; bay-3 has a stable door below and plain door above, bays 4, 5 and 6 form the mill house with
mostly casement windows at three levels, with entrance door in plain opening to bay 5 : ashlar flush bands to floor
levels, iron stay brackets to bays 4/5, lean-to at rear. Interior not seen. Wrought iron spear- headed railings 1
metre South of building, with matching gate, probably of early C19, contributing to setting. Mill incorporated a bakery
(the ovens now removed, according to owner), it closed in 1940, but the overshot wood waterwheel and most machinery
said to be still in position, stream now culverted. One of a chain of mills on the same stream, the sequence being
West Coker (qv), Holywell (not included in this list), Ford mill, Pavyotts (QV Mill House) and Turners Mill, Barwick
(surviving not 1 sted), before the stream joins the River Yeo.
Listing NGR: ST5354312966
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Source: English Heritage
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