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Trewen Mill / Felin Drewen

A Grade II Listed Building in Beulah, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0484 / 52°2'54"N

Longitude: -4.4919 / 4°29'30"W

OS Eastings: 229220

OS Northings: 241824

OS Grid: SN292418

Mapcode National: GBR D6.F4GV

Mapcode Global: VH3KF.3S51

Entry Name: Trewen Mill / Felin Drewen

Listing Date: 15 March 1996

Last Amended: 15 March 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17949

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Situated W of Y Drewen chapel, in Cwm Cou village.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Beulah

Community: Beulah

Locality: Cwm Cou

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

Later C18 and C19 water-powered corn-mill on the Gwenffrwd stream. Datestone I.Gs. 1791 may be imported. Overshot 15 foot wheel has gone. There was also a wheel on the shaft to link to a gas-engine stood ouside. Interior remodelled in late C19.

Exterior

Rubble stone with slate roofs. Two storeys and loft. Irregular facade of two 4-pane casements to centre and left over ground floor window, door window, roughly aligned with windows above. 6-pane window to left, broad doorway with cambered head on oak lintel and four-pane casement to right. I.Gs. 1791 on plaque over door. Loft lights in each gable, door and window to first floor at rear. Right end has wheelpit of former overshot wheel. Left end has attached later C19 lofted cow-house with two loft windows under eaves and ground floor brick-headed door, window, door, door, and added brick lean-to. Door in end-wall, in angle to mill, to former kiln-room.

Interior

Full later C19 machinery. Ground floor line-shaft to two spur-wheels turning shafts for two first floor mill-stones. Shaft driven bolter in panelled cupboard. Sack-hoists in loft and five hoppers. Roof has two oak pegged collar-trusses, otherwise early C20 pine. Pine floor joists.

Reasons for Listing

A good example of a small rural mill retaining its machinery.

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