Description: Baylham Watermill and Mill House
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279238
OS Grid Reference: TM1124252709
OS Grid Coordinates: 611242, 252709
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1323, 1.0850
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BAYLHAM MILL LANE
TM 15 SW
3/45 Baylham Watermill and Mill
House (formerly listed as
9.12.55 Baylham Mill)
Watermill and Mill House. The house is in 2 sections; early C16 or earlier,
and mid C19. A central 2-bay late-mediaeval block of 2 bays, and 2 storeys.
Timber-framed and plastered. Plaintiled roof. C18 casement with transome,
and hinged and boarded shutters; above is another with leaded glazing but
without shutters. Plank entrance door, perhaps of C16; the segmental arch
above and the flanking carved oak heads are both C16 work, but have been
introduced from elsewhere. 2 storey C19 range to left is of gault brick with
hippea slated roof. 4-panelled entrance door. Small-pane sashes.
The mill is of early or mid C19; 3 storeys, with storage bins in the 4th attic
storey. The ground storey is of red brick now painted. Timber-framed upper
storeys, weatherboarded: Plaintiled roofs. Small-paned sash and hopper
windows. Boarded doors. A 2-storey gabled weatherboarded hoist is
cantilevered on diagonal braces. At centre rear is a short full-height wing.
The main machinery is as follows:-
Cast iron breast-shoe waterwheel on iron shaft, driving a wooden lineshaft via
an all-iron pitwheel and pinion. 3 pairs of millstones on a hurst frame,
driven via 3 wooden compass-arm gearwheels mounted on the lineshaft (2 now
incomplete). 2 further pairs of stones could be driven by water or by the
auxiliary oil engine (by E.R. & F. Turner of Ipswich). All 5 pairs of scones
are complete with their furniture. Much ancillary machinery. The only
complete watermill on the River Gipping.
Listing NGR: TM1124252709
Source: English Heritage
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