Description: Flatford Mill
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 278717
OS Grid Reference: TM0770833249
OS Grid Coordinates: 607708, 233249
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9589, 1.0217
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TM 03 SE EAST BERGHOLT FLATFORD
3/9 Flatford Mill
Watermill, now Field Studies Centre. 1733 datestone, incorporating possibly earlier
but altered former granary range to rear and further C19 range adjoining granary.
Later alterations. Red brick in Flemish bond with weatherboarded lucam and granary
range. Plain tile roofs. Main range 2 storeys and attic. South front: 4 first
floor windows, central gable to attic. Door to right with overlight in tall opening
which breaks the first floor band. 24-pane segment-arched sash to right. Low plank
door to centre. 4 round-arched windows, 2 with iron glazing bars with radial
glazing to heads and two C20 wooden replicas of these. Small 2-light windows to
first floor. First floor band of 3 courses, similar to gable. Lucam to right
gable end. Rear: two blocked wheel arches. Door under segmental arch surmounted
by datestone. 4-course first floor band. Pitching door above and 2 small windows
under segmental arches. Stepped eaves. Attic gable glazed early C20. Wheel
arrangement altered C19, wheel house added to right. No wheels left in situ. Range
attached to rear left, former granary now incorporated into accommodation. Single
storey and attic. Extension under pent roof to mill pond side, C20 casements.
Gabled dormers to mansard roof. Further brick range at lower level with gabled
dormer to mill pond side. Interior of granary range shows timber-framing with some
chamfered jowled posts, studded walls, massive beams of apparently inserted ceiling.
The mill was in the possession of the Constable family from the mid C18. Its
Grade I status reflects its significance in the life and work of John Constable.
Leased by the National Trust to the Field Studies Council.
Listing NGR: TM0770833249
Source: English Heritage
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