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Description: Bonsons Mill House with Attached Mill
Date Listed: 24 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 268885
OS Grid Reference: ST2250140979
OS Grid Coordinates: 322501, 140979
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1628, -3.1097
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ST24SW FIDDINGTON CP
3/38 Bonsons Mill House with attached
House with attached mill. Mill with inscribed datestone:- "1734", though all rebuilt early C19. House of coursed
rubble, colourwashed, rubble parapet with a coping, pantile roof, coped verges, end brick stacks. Symmetrical frontage,
2 storeys and basement, 3 bays; 16-pane sash windows with glazing bars, except central window to first floor with a
semi-circular head in a Gothick style; basement with open arcade of 3 semi-circular archways giving onto brick lined
vaults. Central 6-panelled door in a semi-circular head opening, fanlight with glazing bars in a gothick style, metal
hood on paired scrolled wrought- iron brackets, stone steps bridging the basement area. Attached will to left of
coursed rubble, hipped triple-Roman tile roof; the ground falls away from the house towards the mill, thus the basement
area of the former becomes an additional storey of the latter which is of 3 storeys; irregular window and door
openings, many with cambered heads, brick voussoirs, 2 and 3-light mullioned windows, iron stanchions, some with leaded
lights; 4 door openings to ground floor, plank doors; 3 further door openings to first floor. Semi-circular archway to
left of ground floor, brick voussoirs; this is where the former mill-leat emerged from the building after passing over
the internal overshot mill wheel. Most of the milling mechanism now removed, though 2 mill stones remain in-situ on the
first floor. Together the house and mill form a picturesque unit.
Listing NGR: ST2250140979
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Source: English Heritage
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