Spring Valley Mill, Spring Valley Lane, Ardleigh - Tendring

C18 watermill, white weatherboarding over painted brick base. Beam engine of c1873 now gone but mill machinery intact. Mill disused since1930s. Roofs leaking and building splitting apart. Front wall bulging and some of the weatherboarding is missing. These defects put the structure and the machinery inside at serious risk. Investigation and urgent works to 'mothball' the building, grant aided by Historic England, have been carried out. Final report to be reviewed with owner, his advisers and local planning authority as appropriate to determine a viable way forward.

Spring Valley Mill, Spring Valley Lane, Ardleigh - Tendring
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: SPRING VALLEY MILL
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1112053
  • Local Planning Authority: Tendring
  • Site Type: Industrial > Mill


  • Building Name: Spring Valley Mill
  • Street Name: Spring Valley Lane
  • County: Essex
  • District / Borough: Tendring
  • Parish: Ardleigh
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Harwich and North Essex
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Private