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Former Flour and Grist Mill at The Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9034 / 51°54'12"N

Longitude: -3.103 / 3°6'10"W

OS Eastings: 324208

OS Northings: 223335

OS Grid: SO242233

Mapcode National: GBR F2.Q6XX

Mapcode Global: VH78S.5FD6

Entry Name: Former Flour and Grist Mill at The Mill

Listing Date: 19 November 1998

Last Amended: 19 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20856

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: On SE side of house set back from the road.

County: Powys

Community: The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne)

Community: The Vale of Grwyney

Locality: Grwyne Fechan

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

The present building is probably C18 in origin but may occupy the site of an earlier mill serving the farms of the Grwyne Fechan. Two pairs of stones survive (not in situ), suggesting it ground both flour and grist. The mill ceased working early C20.

Exterior

Two-storey mill of rubble stone and restored stone tile roof. The front has a wide boarded door under a timber lintel lower R (wide enough for conveyance of sacks) and a narrowed opening to its L with iron bars. Above the doorway is a boarded opening (for hoisting grain into the building). A small 2-light opening is to its L. The waterwheel was against L gable end. The wheelpit is now mostly infilled but an opening survives at low level for the axle-tree, and a boarded gable opening is at the approximate height of the sluice box. An added lean-to stable against R gable end has an inserted doorway to R. The rear is built into the bank and has a doorway upper R under a gablet giving access to the mill from the house. (Added garage at lower level behind to L.)

Interior

Three-bay roof has trusses with collar beams. The R gable end has an infilled ground-floor fireplace, probably for a former drying floor. The lower storey retains part of the axle-tree, with pit wheel and wallower, while the crown wheel survives in the upper floor.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a rare survival of a once important rural industry.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II The Mill
    Approximately 3km N of Llanbedr church, on N side of minor road and L bank of Grwyne Fechan. The house stands above the former mill.
  • II The Old Chapel
    Approximately 3.3km N of Llanbedr church, on N side of a minor road and on R bank of Grwyne Fechan.
  • II Road bridge at The Bont
    Crossing the Grwyne Fechan on a minor road 2.2km N of Llanbedr church and on NE side of The Bont.
  • II Pont Cwm Banw
    On a minor road through Grwyne Fechan approximately 2.5km N of Llanbedr church and W of Neuadd Fawr.
  • II Stable at Ffawydd
    On E side of house and yard.
  • II Ffawydd including stone cattle ramp at downhill end
    Approximately 1.5km NNW of Llanbedr church, reached by a short private road on W side of minor road through Grwyne Fechan.
  • II Barn at Ffawydd
    On SE side of house facing the small yard.

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