Description: Stowford Mill
Date Listed: 13 November 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 314729
OS Grid Reference: ST8106257638
OS Grid Coordinates: 381062, 157638
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3175, -2.2731
ST 85 NW WINGFIELD STOWFORD
6/281 Stowford Mill
Water mill. Early C19. Random rubble stone, Welsh slate roof with
coped verges. Three-storey, 2-window front facing farmyard;
planked door to ground floor and two small 2-light casements to
second floor. Rear facing downstream has four 2-light flush
mullioned windows to ground floor, three 2-light flush mullioned
windows to first floor and three small 2-light casements to second
floor, one raking attic dormer with 2-light casement. Right return
has 2-light attic casements. Segmental-headed arch below end of
mill nearest river, now dry. No machinery said to remain inside.
This mill originally used as a fulling mill and converted to use as
a corn mill in 1840s. A mill is mentioned here in Domesday and a
fulling mill here was leased from Keynsham Abbey during C15 and
C16, Thomas Baily bought the property at the Dissolution and Leland
recorded the thriving mills at Stowford. The Stillman clothier
family of Trowbridge owned the mill in late C18 and let it to the
Mullings family who remained here until mid C19.
(K. Rogers, Somerset and Wiltshire Woollen Mills, 1976).
Listing NGR: ST8106257638
Source: English Heritage
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