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Cutcrew Sawmills

A Grade II* Listed Building in St. Germans, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4174 / 50°25'2"N

Longitude: -4.341 / 4°20'27"W

OS Eastings: 233781

OS Northings: 60123

OS Grid: SX337601

Mapcode National: GBR NM.R0SK

Mapcode Global: FRA 17SY.JLT

Entry Name: Cutcrew Sawmills

Listing Date: 9 October 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158656

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62049

Location: St. Germans, Cornwall, PL12

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Germans

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Germans Group Parish

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

ST GERMANS
SX 36 SW
2/53 Cut crew Sawmills

GV II*

Corn mill, converted as sawmill. Late C18, with addition in late C19,
probably at time of conversion to sawmill; few later alterations. Slatestone
rubble, hipped slate roof with slurried slate roof over the addition.
Plan: 2-storey mill, with waterwheel to rear. The conversion to sawmill made
a lean-to addition to the left side, and a doorway at the right side for
taking in the wood.
Exterior: The front has a wide central entrance with timber lintel and
relieving arch, C20 2-light casement with timber lintel to right. At loft
level, a 2-light window opening with cambered stone head. Attached to left,
lean-to of single storey with loft, with C20 door and wide window with timber
lintel, first floor loading door and upper window opening. The right side
has a central wide doorway with timber lintel, upper level has 2 unglazed
single lights and upper loading door. The left side has open-fronted shed
attached to the lean-to, with timber piers supporting the roof. Rear is
rendered at lower level, with upper level 3-light casement with timber lintel
and single light. Large cast iron overshot wheel with wooden launder to left
and tailrace to right. The addition has two C19 windows with brick heads,
one at ground floor and one at first floor, both with C20 glazing.
Interior: The interior retains the complete machinery of the sawmill, with
trestle with moving belt for taking in the wood, pit for vertical saw and
wheels geared from the watershaft. for the saw. There are sack hoist pulley
wheels geared off the same shaft at ground floor and loft level on the rear
wall, remaining from the corn mill machinery. This is a most unusual
survival.


Listing NGR: SX3378160123

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