This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
BAYLHAM MILL LANE TM 15 SW 3/45 Baylham Watermill and Mill House (formerly listed as 9.12.55 Baylham Mill) - II* Watermill and Mill House. The house is in 2 sections; early C16 or earlier, and mid C19. A central 2-bay late-mediaeval block of 2 bays, and 2 storeys.
Timber-framed and plastered. Plaintiled roof. C18 casement with transome, and hinged and boarded shutters; above is another with leaded glazing but without shutters. Plank entrance door, perhaps of C16; the segmental arch above and the flanking carved oak heads are both C16 work, but have been introduced from elsewhere. 2 storey C19 range to left is of gault brick with hippea slated roof. 4-panelled entrance door. Small-pane sashes.
The mill is of early or mid C19; 3 storeys, with storage bins in the 4th attic storey. The ground storey is of red brick now painted. Timber-framed upper storeys, weatherboarded: Plaintiled roofs. Small-paned sash and hopper windows. Boarded doors. A 2-storey gabled weatherboarded hoist is cantilevered on diagonal braces. At centre rear is a short full-height wing.
The main machinery is as follows:- Cast iron breast-shoe waterwheel on iron shaft, driving a wooden lineshaft via an all-iron pitwheel and pinion. 3 pairs of millstones on a hurst frame, driven via 3 wooden compass-arm gearwheels mounted on the lineshaft (2 now incomplete). 2 further pairs of stones could be driven by water or by the auxiliary oil engine (by E.R. & F. Turner of Ipswich). All 5 pairs of scones are complete with their furniture. Much ancillary machinery. The only complete watermill on the River Gipping.
Listing NGR: TM1124252709
Copyright IoE Mrs B.A. Curtis. Source Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Curtis, B.A.
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