Description: Kilve Mill and Water Wheel
Date Listed: 16 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 265165
OS Grid Reference: ST1501043019
OS Grid Coordinates: 315010, 143019
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1801, -3.2173
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ST14SE KILVE CP
6/126 Kilve Mill and Water Wheel
Corn mill and waterwheel, undergoing conversion to dwelling at time of survey, (August 1983). Early C18, probably
extended late C18. Blue lias random rubble rendered with brick corner upperfloor right, slate roof. Plan: left half
mill with machinery, subsequently extended right for storage space or perhaps as miller's dwelling. 3-storeys, 3 bays;
upper floor 2 leaded C18 casement windows left, unglazed opening right all openings under wooden lintels, groundfloor
right wooden plank covered opening right, C19 glazed opening left of plank door and 2 thin rectangular unglazed
openings. (Above evidence of two blocked windows lighting a second storey), Entrance to left hand part up flight of 6
steps, stable door under slate pentice hood carried a wooden brackets. Left return, over shot iron waterwheel without
paddles probably late C19. Butt joint dividing facade into one bay left, 2 bays right indicates enlargement of
original building, Interior: the main interest of this building is the extensive survival of flour milling machinery in
left part, right part gutted prior to renovation. Collar and principal roof. This was known as Nether Mill to
distinguish it from the vanished fulling dill that stood a few metres upstream, and was last used as a flour mill
around 1906. (VCR Somerset, vol 5 forthcoming).
Listing NGR: ST1501043019
Source: English Heritage
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