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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: 1143046



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Egloshayle

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Sep-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 67644

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EGLOSHAYLE SW 07 SW 4/10 Hingham Mill



Mill. Circa late C18 on site of early mill. Stone rubble with rear wall rebuilt in concrete block. Rag slate roof with half hipped ends. Undershot water wheel on left hand side. Plan: Overall rectangular plan with central entrance, water wheel on left hand side wall and entrance to low basement in rear. Mill race @ 5m long and up to 1.5m wide leads in to wheel from adjacent road on entrance side; lined with stone, some cement rendering, two stone steps at road end. Exterior: Two storey front elevation with circa C20 porch and 2-light casement to right and left. Rear elevation with stone rubble wall rebuilt in concrete block above basement. 3 2-light casements on ground and first floor. Timber undershot wheel on left, partly rebuilt in C20; socketted to metal hub, revolving on an iron axial shaft. Interior: Complete working machinery remains. Horizontal gearing operating 2 French Buhr runnerstones. A full description of the machinery is given by Benney, and Henderson provides a history of the mill, mentioned as fulling mill in 1420 and recorded in the Rent Rolls of the Manor of Bernier (qv Berniere) in 1540. The mill is complete retaining full working machinery and has an undershot wheel which is especially unusual in Cornwall. Benney, D E An introduction to Cornish Waterwheels 1972 Henderson, C 'Tucking Mills. Sites of Ancient Industry in the Duchy', Western Morning News and Mercury, April 26 1928. Henderson, C Essays in Cornish History, 1963.

Listing NGR: SX0202472512

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Benney, D E, An Introduction to Cornish Watermills, (1972)
Henderson, C, Essays in Cornish History, (1963)
'Western Morning News and Mercury' in 26 April, (1928)

National Grid Reference: SX0202472512


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