BACTON WOOD MILL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1049148
Date first listed:
11-May-1987
Statutory Address:
BACTON WOOD MILL, BACTON WOOD MILL ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
BACTON WOOD MILL, BACTON WOOD MILL ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Norfolk
District:
North Norfolk (District Authority)
Parish:
Bacton
National Grid Reference:
TG 29998 30676

Details

BACTON BACTON WOOD MILL ROAD TG 23 SE TG 33 SW 3/5 Bacton Wood Mill 4/5 - II*

Watermill, c.1780. Colourwashed brick and roof of concrete tiles. 3 storeys and attic. Brick plinth. Door to right with 2 mullioned casements to left, all under segmental arches. Milling floor with double access doors to right and one similar casement. 2 casements to second floor. Gabled weatherboarded lucam supported on arched braces rises to ridge of roof and is pierced by side and front casements. Gabled roof. Rear elevation of similar disposition but without lucam. Timber staircase rises to flat at attic level. Brick bridge over leat from mill pond supplies undershot internal waterwheel. Waterwheel in turn drives pit wheel and wallower on the upright shaft. Immediately above is great spur wheel driving stone nuts and governors. Additional wheels and pulleys at this level relate to oil engine installed C20. On milling floor 4 pairs of stones, one fitted with lifting crane and strapband. On second floor crownwheel and layshaft and sackhoist machinery. Attic floor converted to domestic use. Attached to east of mill a 2 storey miller's house in 3 bays : central door under gabled porch; windows are casements under segmental heads. All details C20. Gabled roof with concrete tiles. Bacton Wood Mill was birthplace and residence of Sir William Cubitt (1785-1861), the inventor of self-regulating windmill sails (1807) and the prison treadmill (1818). Knighted 1851 for services in connection with the Great Exhibition.

Listing NGR: TG2999830676

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
224220
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 11 Nov 2002
Reference: IOE01/08609/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Mathers. Source Historic England Archive
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