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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: 1123673



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

County: Essex

District: Colchester

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1950

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 116864

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1. BOURNE ROAD 995 ----------- Bourne Mill TM 02 SW 19/6 24.2.50.


2. Built in 1591 by the Lucas family from the C12 and C13 materials of the destoryed of St John's Abbey (Bourne Ponds belonged to the Abbey) probably on the site of a former mill. Its elaborate character suggests that it was built for a fishing lodge. In the Cl7 it became a cloth mill (Dutch refugees) and was used as such until the mid C19, when it was converted to a corn mill. It is of 2 storeys and has elaborate Dutch gables at each end with curved and voluted off-sets mounted with pinnacles, and at the apex an octagonal chimney stack. In the south Gable is a stone panel inscribed "Thomas Lucas, miles, me fecit Anne Domini 1591". There are original windows on the front with stone mullions and moulded labels, an original' doorway with square head, moulded label and moulded panel above with an achievement of the Lucas arms; there is a weather boarded C19 hoist loft. The interior, which has been converted into a dwelling house, retains the mill machinery - 3 great grindstones and the water wheel. An exceptional building and very pituresque. AM.

Listing NGR: TM0056523846

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National Grid Reference: TM 00565 23846


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