Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1056196

Date first listed: 30-Nov-1987



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Dowlish Wake

National Grid Reference: ST3627213283


DOWLISH WAKE CP MOOLHAM LANE [South site, off) ST31SE MOOLHAM 2/50 Moolham Mill -


Water mill, now private house. Recorded at least in C17, apparently rebuilt cl790. Ham stone rubble, brick dressings: clay pantiled roof over stone slate base courses between stepped coped gables; brick chimney stack to east gable. Three storeys with attic 7 bays. All openings have segmental gauged brick arches, the windows 3-light steel casements replacing the 3-light timber casements shown on early photographs: on north side doorways in bays 4 and 7, ground floor, and blocked openings to bays 3, 5, 6 first floor and 1,6 and 7, second floor, expressed by recessed rendered panels. Former doorways in west gable blocked with brickwork, and hoist to gable crown removed. South elevation appears as 2 storeys, due to rise in ground. In centre bay of lowest floor the housing for the waterwheel, dated 1851, a composite of cast iron buckets and axle but with timber spokes, by Charles Coombes of Beaminster, overshot and still working, although the machinery now removed and stored. Timber beam structure to floor, some upper beams with unusual scarfinq details; roof frame of collar and tie trusses, very little modified. Date of closure of mill not known, but it was converted into a house in the 1960s. In grounds the apparent base of a medieval building against millstream, not included on list.

Listing NGR: ST3627213283


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

Legacy System number: 262177

Legacy System: LBS

End of official listing