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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1056196



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Dowlish Wake

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Nov-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 262177

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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: ST3628413294

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National Grid Reference: ST 36284 13294


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