SPRING VALLEY MILL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1112053
Date first listed:
17-Nov-1966
Statutory Address:
SPRING VALLEY MILL, SPRING VALLEY LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
SPRING VALLEY MILL, SPRING VALLEY LANE

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

County:
Essex
District:
Tendring (District Authority)
Parish:
Ardleigh
National Grid Reference:
TM 03830 27745

Details

ARDLEIGH. SPRING VALLEY LANE TM 02 NW

5/46 Spring Valley Mill 17.11.66 GV II*.

Water mill, later adapted to steam, now empty. Late C18. Timber framed and weatherboarded. Red tiled roof of 2 levels, gambrelled to road (north) with lucom at apex. Painted brick ground floor. 2 storeys and loft, lower south bays and lean-to. Cast iron overshot wheel. Road face (north) with arched braces to gabled lucom, 2 open lights under, first floor vertically sliding sash window, vertically boarded door. South face. 2:1:1 first floor small paned vertically sliding sashes, moulded surrounds. Ground floor 1:1:0 similar windows. 2 doors to north range and a door each to south range and south extension, all vertically boarded. The machinery and interior of the mill are complete but not in working order. Overshot waterwheel with cast iron frame and wrought iron buckets, fed by a cast iron trough from the mill pond. The wheel shaft, pit wheel and wallower are cast iron, but the upright shaft and great spur wheel are of wood. The great spur wheel is of the old compass-arm construction with 6 arms passing through the upright shaft. There are 3 pairs of millstones on the first floor complete with cases and hoppers etc., underdriven from the spur wheel below. All tentering gear is present. Above the stones is a wooden crown wheel and layshaft, which drove the sack hoist above and any dressing machinery the mill may have had. The roof space is partitioned into bins, and contains the sack hoist, which could act through the external sack traps or the lucom. Setting for the novel Treasure at the Mill by M. Sackville. Robert Deeves was the miller working for Bezaliel Angier of Colchester, 1796. F.H. Erith "Ardleigh in .1796", 1978. Information from V.C. Parmenter, E.C.C. Wheelwright. Batsford Guide to Industrial Archaeology, J. Booker, 1980. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TM0383027745

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
120391
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Booker, J, Batsford Guide to Industrial Archaeology, (1979)
Erith, F H, Ardleigh in 1796, (1978)

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: 06 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/07567/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Kelvin Cuffy. Source Historic England Archive
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