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Retaining wall and pool of Llanrhidian Lower Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanrhidian, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.6103 / 51°36'36"N

Longitude: -4.1729 / 4°10'22"W

OS Eastings: 249637

OS Northings: 192396

OS Grid: SS496923

Mapcode National: GBR GS.HKCG

Mapcode Global: VH3MQ.MS9F

Entry Name: Retaining wall and pool of Llanrhidian Lower Mill

Listing Date: 20 April 2000

Last Amended: 20 April 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23227

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Adjacent to Llanrhidian Lower Mill.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Llanrhidian Lower (Llanrhidian Isaf)

Community: Llanrhidian Lower

Locality: Llanrhidian village

Built-Up Area: Llanrhidian

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Lower Mill was built in 1803, but it is likely that the mill pool is of earlier date. The use of water power at this location dates from at least the late mediaeval period; there is also a reference to a mill in 1668, when it was associated with Tir-coch farm.


The pool to the south of the mill is retained by a massive stone wall of local limestone and an earth bank. A brick and stone archway with cast-iron gate connects the corner of the mill to the corner of the pool retaining wall at the north east side.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with Llanrhidian Lower Mill

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