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French Mill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Carew, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6987 / 51°41'55"N

Longitude: -4.8356 / 4°50'8"W

OS Eastings: 204136

OS Northings: 203797

OS Grid: SN041037

Mapcode National: GBR GB.94FJ

Mapcode Global: VH2PJ.4KFN

Entry Name: French Mill House

Listing Date: 6 February 1997

Last Amended: 6 February 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18206

Building Class: Domestic

Location: At the S of the French Mill in Carew, reached by the same access lane. The house stands in its own grounds with a garden to the E. Rubble boundary wall with light wrought-iron gates.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Tenby

Community: Carew (Caeriw)

Community: Carew

Locality: Carew Village

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

The old part of the house is the rear wing. It appears in the Tithe Survey in the occupation of Elizabeth Griffiths, who was the miller at the French Mill. The house was greatly enlarged later, possibly in the time of B G Jones, who took a tenancy in 1872. An E-facing block was added, designed by the architect K W Ladd.

Exterior

A large double-fronted house of two storeys with and older rear wing. Smooth render at the front and textured render elsewhere. The roof of the main block is of slates with tile ridges and end-chimneys. There is a range of seven windows to the front, one centrally and three in a full-height canted bay on each side. The bays have five-sided hipped roofs with their eaves level with the main eaves. The rear wing has a lower eaves and an end-chimney, plus a lean-to in tandem.
The front windows and the windows of the gable wall have segmental arches and segmentally headed sub-frames. The upper sashes have straight top-rails. Each sash is divided by two vertical glazing bars into three equal panes about 800 mm in height, in hand-made glass. All the sashes are hornless. The front windows have simple external architraves worked in the render and slate sills. Front door with two small windows at its sides. The door has four panels with large bolection mouldings, the upper panels having circular heads. Brass hardware. In the rear wing there are 12-pane sash windows with brick segmental arches.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a Victorian house developed from the earlier miller's house, in a close-knit group with the rebuilt French Mill and significant as part of the same scheme of investment and improvement which brought about the rebuilding of the mill.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* French Mill and Tidal Barrier
    The Tidal Barrier lies across the estury of the Carew River about 300 m W of Carew Castle. The French Mill stands on it near to the left (S) bank, over the deeper water where the natural river channel
  • I Carew Castle
    At the W of Carew Castle, 600 m N of the A477
  • II Castle Entrance Gatepiers and Old Cobbler's Shop
    At the entrance to Carew Castle, nearly opposite to the Carew Inn.
  • I The Carew Cross
    In Carew village, in a small roadside enclosure taken from Castle Green opposite the Carew Inn.
  • II Carew Inn
    At the junction of the village main street and the A4075. At the front are cast-iron railings on a high plinth wall of rubble masonry.
  • II No 1 & 2
    In Carew village, adjacent to the Carew Inn. There is a white-painted stone wall at the front with a slate coping and neat iron railings, and two large gate-piers.
  • II Wesley Chapel
    In Carew village, at the E side of the road approaching Carew Bridge. The Chapel stands back from the road behind a high wall with gatepiers and wrought-iron gates.
  • II Old Stable Cottage
    In a mid position in the row attached at the E of the Carew Inn.

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