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Baylham Watermill and Mill House, Baylham

Description: Baylham Watermill and Mill House

Grade: II*
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

Location: Mill Lane, Baylham, Suffolk IP6 8LG

Locality: Baylham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 8LG

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Listing Text

TM 15 SW
3/45 Baylham Watermill and Mill
House (formerly listed as
9.12.55 Baylham Mill)
- II*
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

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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