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Latitude: 51.4189 / 51°25'8"N
Longitude: -2.4464 / 2°26'46"W
OS Eastings: 369057
OS Northings: 168975
OS Grid: ST690689
Mapcode National: GBR JX.PZ6V
Mapcode Global: VH88X.KL2L
Entry Name: Swineford Copper Mills Including Waterwheels and Machinery
Listing Date: 4 September 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1116761
English Heritage Legacy ID: 28487
Location: Bitton, South Gloucestershire, BS30
County: South Gloucestershire
Civil Parish: Bitton
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Warmley Syston and Bitton
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
5118 BITTON BATH ROAD
Swineford Copper Mills
ST 66 NE 6/100 4.9.74
Important industrial complex. Copper Mills founded by John Freeman and
Co and dated 1840. Converted to a flock mill in 1860s. The foundation
of the Copper Mill is C18 and some remains may date from before 1840.
There are 2 main blocks, their purpose is now difficult to ascertain as
they have been used for a number of processes during their history.
Main block: Early C19 in appearance, but dated 1840. Coursed rubble with
dressed quoins and ashlar parapet. River front has 2 storeys, 3 windows,
glazing bar casements in elliptical heads with brick dressings. Large
blocked doors on each floor to right. Hipped pantile roof. Probably earlier
( late C18) wing adjoins to rear. Two storeys, 3 windows, on ground floor
moulded mid-C19 long mullion windows with cornices (altered). Pantiled
roof with brick stacks.
Secondary block: Plaque inscribed "Swineford Copper Mills J F and Co MDCCCXL".
Coursed rubble with brick dressings. Single storey. Various openings.
Pantile roof. Five gabled extensions to rear 3 with cut finial saddlestones,
one hipped. The machinery includes 2 probably original waterwheels and
shafting from the flock mill. Two ashlar projection to left of front for
Mill owners cottage and small outbuilding to south not included.
Listing NGR: ST6905768975
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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