ABBEY MILL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1201285
Date first listed:
04-Mar-1952
Statutory Address:
ABBEY MILL, MILL STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
ABBEY MILL, MILL STREET

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

County:
Gloucestershire
District:
Tewkesbury (District Authority)
Parish:
Tewkesbury
National Grid Reference:
SO 88917 32544

Details

TEWKESBURY

SO83SE MILL STREET 859-1/2/304 (North West side) 04/03/52 Abbey Mill

GV II*

Water mill on River Avon, now restaurant and banqueting rooms. Dated 1793 W I, some additions early to mid C19. Brickwork, some painted, horizontal board on timber-framing, tile roofs. PLAN: a complex structure in 3 storeys and attic on various brick-arched waterways. 2 long parallel wings set gable to street, with a third wing downstream forming squat T-plan; the 3 elements stepped back from road, and with original wheel position to middle range. 3 mill races to undershot wheels. Windows generally to segmental brick heads, and in timber, but those to ground floor of up-stream wing are original cast-iron small-pane; a 1923 photograph shows that cast-iron was still retained in the first floor windows here. EXTERIOR: front to Mill Street has half-hipped wing set back, left, with hipped dormer above 2-light casements at first and second floor, and door far right at ground floor, approached over timber bridge. Middle wing, half-hipped end, 2-light at first, second and third floors, and remains of approx 5m diameter cast-iron wheel with 8 spokes set to pit below; some blades remain and the wheel is still turned. Wing right is gabled, painted brick, with gabled boarded hauling bay at top floor having 16-pane pivoted light; immediately below is 16-pane in main wall, above pair C20 doors at head of external flight concrete stairs, and a plank door to right at ground floor. Up-stream front in 6 bays, with deep projecting horizontal-boarded hauling way to bay 4, on pair of slender cast-iron columns over public footpath. 5 lofty part-cantilevered gabled dormers with 16-pane lights above row of small square lights at second floor, and 16-pane lights to first and ground floor. Pair plank doors bay 4 under projection. River front has similar formation to Mill Street, but parallel wings run flush; first gabled wing has scatter of four 16-light windows with door to right, middle unit half-hipped with 2-light casements at each level above roof of projecting single storey arched unit over waterway. Set-back down-stream wing has lean-to with arched opening over waterway; above is similar to opposite side, and half-hipped gable end has central 6-pane lights at attic and second floor, 2-light at first, and plank door below giving to a timber platform over the river. INTERIOR has been carefully restored and retains most of original fabric; series of heavy square beams carried on varied cast-iron columns to spine, some to spreader plates. (Victoria County History: Gloucestershire: London: 1968-: 139).

Listing NGR: SO8896532522

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
376886
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester, (1968), 139

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: 24 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/04619/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Brookes. Source Historic England Archive
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