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Abbey Mill

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9912 / 51°59'28"N

Longitude: -2.1628 / 2°9'46"W

OS Eastings: 388917

OS Northings: 232544

OS Grid: SO889325

Mapcode National: GBR 1JR.01S

Mapcode Global: VH93T.G6GV

Entry Name: Abbey Mill

Listing Date: 4 March 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201285

English Heritage Legacy ID: 376886

Location: Tewkesbury, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20

County: Gloucestershire

District: Tewkesbury

Civil Parish: Tewkesbury

Built-Up Area: Tewkesbury

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Tewkesbury St Mary the Virgin (Tewkesbury Abbey)

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


TEWKESBURY

SO83SE MILL STREET
859-1/2/304 (North West side)
04/03/52 Abbey Mill

GV II*

Water mill on River Avon, now restaurant and banqueting rooms.
Dated 1793 W I, some additions early to mid C19. Brickwork,
some painted, horizontal board on timber-framing, tile roofs.
PLAN: a complex structure in 3 storeys and attic on various
brick-arched waterways. 2 long parallel wings set gable to
street, with a third wing downstream forming squat T-plan; the
3 elements stepped back from road, and with original wheel
position to middle range. 3 mill races to undershot wheels.
Windows generally to segmental brick heads, and in timber, but
those to ground floor of up-stream wing are original cast-iron
small-pane; a 1923 photograph shows that cast-iron was still
retained in the first floor windows here.
EXTERIOR: front to Mill Street has half-hipped wing set back,
left, with hipped dormer above 2-light casements at first and
second floor, and door far right at ground floor, approached
over timber bridge. Middle wing, half-hipped end, 2-light at
first, second and third floors, and remains of approx 5m
diameter cast-iron wheel with 8 spokes set to pit below; some
blades remain and the wheel is still turned.
Wing right is gabled, painted brick, with gabled boarded
hauling bay at top floor having 16-pane pivoted light;
immediately below is 16-pane in main wall, above pair C20
doors at head of external flight concrete stairs, and a plank
door to right at ground floor.
Up-stream front in 6 bays, with deep projecting
horizontal-boarded hauling way to bay 4, on pair of slender
cast-iron columns over public footpath. 5 lofty
part-cantilevered gabled dormers with 16-pane lights above row
of small square lights at second floor, and 16-pane lights to
first and ground floor. Pair plank doors bay 4 under
projection.
River front has similar formation to Mill Street, but parallel
wings run flush; first gabled wing has scatter of four
16-light windows with door to right, middle unit half-hipped
with 2-light casements at each level above roof of projecting
single storey arched unit over waterway. Set-back down-stream
wing has lean-to with arched opening over waterway; above is
similar to opposite side, and half-hipped gable end has
central 6-pane lights at attic and second floor, 2-light at
first, and plank door below giving to a timber platform over
the river.
INTERIOR has been carefully restored and retains most of
original fabric; series of heavy square beams carried on
varied cast-iron columns to spine, some to spreader plates.
(Victoria County History: Gloucestershire: London: 1968-:
139).


Listing NGR: SO8896532522

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