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Hope Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Goudhurst, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1087 / 51°6'31"N

Longitude: 0.4385 / 0°26'18"E

OS Eastings: 570798

OS Northings: 137205

OS Grid: TQ707372

Mapcode National: GBR NRQ.HP0

Mapcode Global: VHJN4.KD5F

Entry Name: Hope Mill

Listing Date: 20 June 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084663

English Heritage Legacy ID: 169619

Location: Goudhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN17

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Civil Parish: Goudhurst

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

TQ 73 NW (south side)

Hope Mill
Mill, now housing. Circa 1768 re-using earlier timber. Timber framed and
weather boarded on red and blue chequered brick base with plain tiled roof. Two
storeys and attic with gambrel roof with stack to centre and raking dormer. Two
wooden casements on 1st floor, 3 on ground floor with garage door and half-
glazed door to left. Left return disposed as 3 storeys and attic. Right return
(riverside) with brick walls extended down as substantial buttressing, formally
with 2 barrel vaulted chambers housing the mill gearing. Attached are remains
of 2 wheels, the earlier a breast-shot wheel, only the wheel shaft substantially
remains, about 13'9" wide. The second, alter Cl9 wheel an overshot are, 9'3"
wide, of 3 bays formed of 4 sets of cast-iron hub assemblies on cast iron
shaft. The wheels originally drove 3 pair of wheels in a line, an unusual
arrangement. Interior: virtually no machinery survives. Full framed interior,
the beams of substantial scantling and some at least re-used.

Listing NGR: TQ7079637204

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