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Gretton Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Cardington, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5466 / 52°32'47"N

Longitude: -2.7206 / 2°43'14"W

OS Eastings: 351232

OS Northings: 294545

OS Grid: SO512945

Mapcode National: GBR BK.DQWV

Mapcode Global: VH83B.S8L4

Entry Name: Gretton Mill

Listing Date: 7 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055619

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259578

Location: Cardington, Shropshire, SY6

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Cardington

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Rushbury

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


SO 59 SW CARDINGTON C.P. GILBERRIES LANE,
Gretton (west side)

8/37 Gretton Mill
-

GV II

Watermill and mill-house, now farmhouse. Early to mid-Cl9. Roughly
coursed yellow sandstone rubble with red brick window dressings; plain
tile roof. 2 storeys; site falls from east to west. Brick ridge
stack off-centre to east and integral brick end stack to west. South
front: pair of first-floor 2-light small-paned wooden-framed metal
casements to left; ground-floor segmental-headed 2-light wooden casement
to right and 3-light wooden casement to left flanking segmental-headed
boarded door. Former mill to right (see straight joint) with boarded
door and casement under large segmental head; lean-to to right with
boarded door in left-hand return. Rear: one-storey lean-to to right
with integral brick stack; segmental-headed boarded door to first
floor of mill at left. Wheel pit adjoining gable end to north with
rubblestone retaining walls; waterwheel missing at time of survey
(September 1985) but axle and access hatches from mill survive; penstock
tank also missing but the former supply pipe is still embedded in
roadway to north. Interior: complete mill fittings and machinery
survive including storage bins in loft, bag hoist-and hatches, grain
chutes with canvas end covers, 2 pairs of stones behind boarded
screen,shafts and gearing. Interior of house not inspected. The
house and mill appear to have been built at slightly different dates
(see straight joint in south front). Despite missing its waterwheel
Gretton Mill is exceptional for retaining all its internal fittings
and machinery and forms part of a complete mill group including the
former stable (q.v.) to east.


Listing NGR: SO5123294545

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