DOWNES MILL AND MILLHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1105980
Date first listed:
20-May-1985
Statutory Address:
DOWNES MILL AND MILLHOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
DOWNES MILL AND MILLHOUSE

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

County:
Devon
District:
Mid Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
Crediton Hamlets
National Grid Reference:
SX 85604 99182

Details

SX 89 NE CREDITON HAMLETS

8/68 Downes Mill and Millhouse

II

Grist Mill and adjoining house. Circa 1850. Volcanic rubble with large squared volcanic quoins and brick dressings; brick stack; slate roof. Main block facing south east with house to left, mill projecting forward as gable ended cross-wing towards right and wheelhouse built over leat at right (north-east) end on same axis as house. House stack in left (south-west) gable end. House has central stair plan and late C19 early C20 extension to rear. 3 storeys to house, 4 to mill. House has symmetrical 3-window front. All are hornless sashes with segmental brick arches over, 16-pane sashes to ground and first floors, 12 (4 over 8) to second. Central 4-pane door with overlight and plain, open-sided C19 timber porch. Gable end front of mill has original door on ground floor, loading doors on first and second floor (under C20 concrete lintels) but third floor loading bay blocked by C20 window. At second floor level a pair of projecting corbels may have supported hoist. Well-preserved mill machinery. Although the water wheel was removed and leat floored over when converted to diesel power, the remainder of C19 machinery is intact; a grist mill by Clark and Dunman of Wakefield, Yorkshire with some wrought-iron work by Wrights of Sandford.

Listing NGR: SX8560499182

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
95169
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.

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