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The Granary, Mellis

Description: The Granary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 280325

OS Grid Reference: TM0972774683
OS Grid Coordinates: 609727, 274683
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3301, 1.0766

Location: Mellisash Road, Mellis, Suffolk IP23 8EB

Locality: Mellis
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 8EB

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Listing Text


- The Granary


Former steam mill, now used as a warehouse. Mid C19. Stock brick.
Corrugated sheet roofing. A square 3 x 3 bay, 4 storey and attic block with a
3 x 6 bay 2 storey and attic block forming an L on plan. Facing railway
taller block has projecting vertical and horizontal brick bands articulating
each bay and storey with iron tie rods at angles. Each storey has central
plank doors with segmental heads, gates on upper storeys. In attic a smaller
door opens onto timber lucam with ornamental bargeboarded head. Outer bays
have 3-light glazing bar casements, segmental heads, some glazing bars remain,
ground floor right plank doors, in attic 2 round headed slit windows, kneelers
to gable parapet. Left return has similar openings, taller on first floor
with vertical brick bands, projecting eaves course. Right return has upper
storey 3-light openings and an extruded stack with oversailing courses to tall
tapering shaft with oversailing cap. To rear all openings are for 3-light
segmental headed casements, vertical bands, horizontal band to attic with
doors flanking round headed openings and parapet as to front. 2 storey and
attic block attached to right and projecting towards railway has 3 bay gable
front. Round headed traceried openings in outer bays, doors on each storey in
centre bay, wider on ground floor and narrower to top, projecting hoist beam,
vertical bands, parapet. Inner return has an entrance. 6 bay outer return is
plain and divided by vertical bands. To rear taller openings in outer bays,
vertical bands, gable parapet. Interior: tall block has 2 stout cast iron
columns with moulded capitals and bases on ground floor, engine bed, probably
for an oil engine, survives, upper storeys not inspected. Lower block has
similar but smaller cast iron columns on both floors disposed to articulate 3
x 6 bays. Formerly known as Robinson's Mill. (Batsford Guide to Industrial
Archaeology in East Anglia, 1980).

Listing NGR: TM0972774683

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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