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Former Flax Mill Immeadiately North of Flaxdrayton Farmhouse, South Petherton

Description: Former Flax Mill Immeadiately North of Flaxdrayton Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 264187

OS Grid Reference: ST4522715932
OS Grid Coordinates: 345227, 115932
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9402, -2.7809

Locality: South Petherton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA13 5LR

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Listing Text

3/103 Former flax mill immediately
north of Flaxdrayton Farmhouse


Former flax mill, now furniture workshops. Early Cl9. Ham stone cut and squared, ashlar dressings; Welsh slate roofs
with coped gables; on north side a tall brick chimney, square, on stone base, tapered with stone cap. Mostly 2-storey:
north-west elevation of main building 3 bays irregular fenestration, with the projecting stack to right of bay 3; C20
window upper bay 1, otherwise small-pane cast-iron windows with segmental-arched heads set in rectangular timber frames
under timber lintels: 2 extensions further north, with large sliding doors now fitted, but matching windows to first
unit; and additional extensions to wouth-west, set slightly lower: inside the courtyard the south-east elevation of the
last unit is a 3-bay office, with doors to centre bay, staggered, the upper in segmental-arched opening in gabled
dormer: iron starcase across bay 3 to door in south-west gable of main wing. Two further buildings, a hayloft and a
barn, all with parallel roofs, attached to south-east side of main block. Interior not seen, but it is understood that
although the mill closed in 1931 some machinery still remains (VCH, Vol III, 1974).

Listing NGR: ST4522715932

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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