SWINEFORD COPPER MILLS INCLUDING WATERWHEELS AND MACHINERY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1116761

Date first listed: 04-Sep-1974

Statutory Address: SWINEFORD COPPER MILLS INCLUDING WATERWHEELS AND MACHINERY, BATH ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: SWINEFORD COPPER MILLS INCLUDING WATERWHEELS AND MACHINERY, BATH ROAD

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

District: South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Bitton

National Grid Reference: ST 69057 68975

Summary

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History

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Details

1. 5118 BITTON BATH ROAD (south side) Swineford Swineford Copper Mills including waterwheels and machinery ST 66 NE 6/100 4.9.74 II 2. Important industrial complex. Copper Mills founded by John Freeman and Co and dated 1840. Converted to a flock mill in 1860s. The foundation of the Copper Mill is C18 and some remains may date from before 1840. There are 2 main blocks, their purpose is now difficult to ascertain as they have been used for a number of processes during their history. Main block: Early C19 in appearance, but dated 1840. Coursed rubble with dressed quoins and ashlar parapet. River front has 2 storeys, 3 windows, glazing bar casements in elliptical heads with brick dressings. Large blocked doors on each floor to right. Hipped pantile roof. Probably earlier ( late C18) wing adjoins to rear. Two storeys, 3 windows, on ground floor moulded mid-C19 long mullion windows with cornices (altered). Pantiled roof with brick stacks. Secondary block: Plaque inscribed "Swineford Copper Mills J F and Co MDCCCXL". Coursed rubble with brick dressings. Single storey. Various openings. Pantile roof. Five gabled extensions to rear 3 with cut finial saddlestones, one hipped. The machinery includes 2 probably original waterwheels and shafting from the flock mill. Two ashlar projection to left of front for the watercourses. Mill owners cottage and small outbuilding to south not included.

Listing NGR: ST6905768975

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 28487

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