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Bridge great Bardfield Watermill

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Bardfield, Essex

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Latitude: 51.9535 / 51°57'12"N

Longitude: 0.4433 / 0°26'35"E

OS Eastings: 567998

OS Northings: 231150

OS Grid: TL679311

Mapcode National: GBR NFG.JX0

Mapcode Global: VHJJ2.M5Q9

Entry Name: Bridge great Bardfield Watermill

Listing Date: 21 December 1967

Last Amended: 17 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337813

English Heritage Legacy ID: 115335

Location: Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Civil Parish: Great Bardfield

Built-Up Area: Great Bardfield

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Great Bardfield St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

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3/196 Great Bardfield
21.12.67 Watermill and bridge
(Only Great Bardfield
GV II* Watermill formerly listed
as Water Mill under Outlying
Watermill and bridge. Early C19. The mill is timber framed, weatherboarded, Items)
roofed with slate. 5 bays facing E. 3 storeys and attic. E elevation,
original casement windows of 6 lights, one on ground floor, 2 on first floor, 3
on second floor, and lucam with one strut missing. 2 plain boarded doors, and
one more on first floor. N gable end, on ground floor one original casement of 9
lights and one replacement of 6 lights, 2 original casements of 9 lights on
first and second floors, and one of 16 lights in attic gable. The frame is of
high quality imported pine, jointed and pegged, with primary straight bracing in
walls, and a joggled butt purlin roof. It is complete with 3 pairs of stones
and all working machinery. 'The most remarkable mill in Essex to the industrial
archaeologist, being a complete wheel-driven stone mill with under the same roof
a complete turbine and engine-driven roller mill. Every bit of equipment is
intact except the engine which has gone. There can be few more interesting
examples of a C19 country mill in Great Britain'. (Hervey Benham, Some Essex
Watermills, 1976, 54-5). The bridge is of red brick, with E wall of flint
rubble and red brick, spanning the tail race with one stilted segmental arch.

Listing NGR: TL6799831150

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