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Town Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Guildford, Surrey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2339 / 51°14'1"N

Longitude: -0.5748 / 0°34'29"W

OS Eastings: 499596

OS Northings: 149263

OS Grid: SU995492

Mapcode National: GBR FCJ.KHB

Mapcode Global: VHFVM.Z7GY

Entry Name: Town Mill

Listing Date: 1 May 1953

Last Amended: 15 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1188091

English Heritage Legacy ID: 289007

Location: Guildford, Surrey, GU1

County: Surrey

District: Guildford

Town: Guildford

Electoral Ward/Division: Holy Trinity

Built-Up Area: Guildford

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Guildford Holy Trinity and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text



SU 99 49SE GUILDFORD MILLBROOK
(West Side)

Town Mill
8/142 (Formerly listed
1/5/53 as Water Mill)


II

Watermill, now scenery workshops and theatre. Eastern range (nearest road) c.1771,
western range, c.1852. Brown brick to east, red brick to west with plain tiled
half-hipped roof with tile hung gable end to west, some in diamond pattern. Three
main floors with two attic floors in gable ends. Brick plat bands over ground,
first and second floors, brick dentils to eaves. Five bays to east range facing
south with two-light, cambered-head casement windows in gauged-brick surrounds.
Five windows on the second floor, four windows on the first and four on the ground
floors, two windows to right now blocked. Central double doors under cambered
heads with further panelled doors above to centre of the first floor. Two bay
extension to left (west) with 3-light,larger casement fenestration under cambered
heads. Two windows on each of the first and second floors; one window to ground
floor left and with double doors to right. West end - Central boarded section on
main gable with two casement windows. Three windows on the first and second floors.
Double,gabled single-storey range to ground floor with further extensions to right
end over mill race. North (rear) - regular fenestration with basement storey
battering out into water. This building is a reconstruction of an earlier mill
which stood on the same site, during the course of the rebuilding the mill wheels
were converted from undershot to breastshot. The western range was originally
repaired and was known as the Hogsmeal Mill before its eventual reconstruction in
c.1852. The date plaque, 1896, refers to the installation of new water pumps by
the Guildford Corporation when the mill was converted into a waterworks.

"GUILDFORD AS IT WAS": MATTHEW ALEXANDER (1978)
BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.288.


Listing NGR: SU9959649263

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