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Description: Great Alne Mill
Date Listed: 3 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 305570
OS Grid Reference: SP1222558881
OS Grid Coordinates: 412225, 258881
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2280, -1.8224
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SP 15 NW GREAT ALNE
7/222 Great Alne Mill
Corn mill. Early and late C19 on site of earlier mill. Water powered mill
machinery in working order for production of stone-ground floor but former breach
wheel replaced by a metal turbine vertically mounted in the same position to
utilize drive shafts, belts etc. The mill race, below ground structure, some of
the internal structure and mill grind stones, associated gearing and bagging
machinery of C1800. Building added on the SE side to house a roller mill powered
by an internal combustion engine but mill and engine now removed. Red brick with
tile roofs unless otherwise noted below. The main mill block is a gabled range of
3 storeys and attic in two sections of which the 3 bay NE section is the earlier.
The added 4 bay section is heightened at its NE end by two storeys above the
general height of 3 storeys to accommodate grain cleaner cyclones with a gabled
roof surmounted by cast iron cowls. On the north west side of the range a double
span wing with 2 gables: A pair of semi-circular arched windows to each floor of
each gable wall with small pane cast iron frames.
The LH gable has a central vertical boarded hoist housing projecting from second
floor to ridge level. The RH gable contains a central arched window similar to
those below. Workshop in the angle between main block and wing with corrugated
iron wall cladding and roof. The main range has segmental arched windows with
cast iron frames to each floor, brick dentil eaves cornices and brick dentil
string courses to the added floors. A hoist housing with corrugated asbestos
sheet cladding projects from the NE gable. Internally: boarded floors on pitch-
pine or oak joists and bridging beams supported on circular cast iron columns
at mid span. Roofs are mainly queen post and purlin construction. The miller's
house of 2 storeys with some C20 alterations is attached to the NE side of the
main block: Timber casement windows with glazing bars.
Listing NGR: SP1222558881
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Source: English Heritage
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