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Buildings at Longfords Mills

A Grade II Listed Building in Avening, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6913 / 51°41'28"N

Longitude: -2.1944 / 2°11'39"W

OS Eastings: 386658

OS Northings: 199195

OS Grid: ST866991

Mapcode National: GBR 1N5.XPF

Mapcode Global: VH954.XR88

Entry Name: Buildings at Longfords Mills

Listing Date: 24 March 1988

Last Amended: 26 February 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1340447

English Heritage Legacy ID: 132959

Location: Avening, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Avening

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Minchinhampton with Box

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


In the entry for:-


ST 89 NE MINCHINHAMPTON AVENING VALLEY

7/166 Blender shed and store (Building
Nos 1 and la) at Longfords Mills

GV II

The entry shall be amended to read:

ST 89 NE MINCHINHAMPTON AVENING VALLEY

7/166 Buildings nos 1 and lA at
Longfords Mills

GV II

Steam-powered spinning mill, latterly used as blender shed and store
and now disused. Dated 1858, initials WP (William Playne) to left of
main entrance. Coursed and dressed limestone; ashlar chimney; Welsh
slate roof. Rectangular plan with later south-west wing. 2 Storeys.
West front: 12 window fenestration in 6 pairs, each segmental-arched
with 8-pane casements to upper floor, 12-pane to ground floor, all
with fixed lights apart from small opening casement at head. Plain
sill bands. Entrance to right of centre with gantry and large upper
floor doorway. Parallel pitched roofs to main block with continuous
roof-lights and central louvred ridge ventilators with spike finials.
Tall chimney stack at north west corner with tapering octagonal shaft
and moulded top. South-facing return wing (lA) has 4 gables;
continuous rows of north-facing roof-lights. Gables supported on
heavy timber beams with cast-iron supports.
Interior: 3 rows of cast-iron columns 3.5 metres high. Small
recesses for heating stores to gable ends. 7-bay king-post roof with
iron king-posts, in two parallel rows set on cast-iron column
supports. RCHM suggests that mill was built for spinning on mules
with preparation machinery, such as carding engines, sited on the
ground floor. Both storeys were powered with longitudinal line
shafts.
(N.M. Herbert, "Minchinhampton", in V.C.H. Glos xi, 1976, pp 184-207;
J. Tann, Gloucestershire Woollen Mills, 1967; RCHM report, 1991).


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ST 89 NE MINCHINHAMPTON AVENING VALLEY

7/166 Blender shed and store (Building
Nos 1 and la) at Longfords Mills

GV II

Part of Longfords Mills, now used as blender shed and store,
formerly one of main woollen mill buildings housing spinning and
weaving, mostly in Avening CP. Dated 1858, initials WP (William
Playne) to left of main entrance. Coursed and dressed limestone;
ashlar chimney; Welsh slate roof. Two-storey; large L-plan.
West front: 12-windows fenestration in 6 pairs, each segmental
arched with 8-pane to upper floor, 12-pane to ground floor, fixed-
lights apart from small opening casement at head. Plain sill
bands. Entrance to right of centre with gantry and large upper
floor doorway. Parallel pitched roofs to main block with
continuous roof-lights and central timber ridge ventilator with
spike finial. Tall chimney stack at north west corner with
tapering octagonal shaft and moulded top. South-facing return wing
has 4 gables; continuous rows of north-facing roof-lights. Gables
supported on heavy timber beams with cast-iron column supports.
Interior: 3 rows of cast-iron columns 3.5m high. Ancient mill
site, earlier buildings adjoining to north, wholly in
Minchinhampton CP (q.v.).
(N.M. Herbert, 'Minchinhampton' in V.C.H. Glos. xi, 1976, pp 184-
207; and J. Tann, Gloucestershire Woollen Mills, 1967)


Listing NGR: ST8665599180

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