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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: 1252390



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


District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Semington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Oct-1976

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 435401

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ST 96 SW 5/204 29.10.76


GII Water mill,now dwelling.C18,rebuilt early 1800s.Coursed rubble stone,shallow-pitched hipped Welsh slate roof.C20 entrance to south east gable end,C20 casements with square hoodmoulds to ground and first floors.North east front facing mill race has three C20 casements with hoodmoulds.Rear and north west gable end have similar C20 casements.Interior not accessible at time of survey,but converted to dwelling since listing in 1976 and interior remodelled.Converted from a woollen fulling mill to corn mill in 1887,barley was milled here till 1976.Included for important association with machine-breaking riot in 1802 during which the woollen mill was burnt down,Thomas Hellicker a shearman from Trowbridge was hung in 1803 for alleged arson,but his probable innocence led to his status as a hero in Wiltshire industrial workers' history.(K.H.Rogers,Wiltshire and Somerset Woollen Mills,1976;A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Wiltshire,1978)

Listing NGR: ST9137260609

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Corfield, M C, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Wiltshire, (1978)
Rogers, K H , Somerset and Wiltshire Woollen Mills, (1976)

National Grid Reference: ST 91234 60642


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