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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: 1308132



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Walkern

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Aug-1979

Date of most recent amendment: 31-May-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 159686

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TL 2825 WALKERN HIGH STREET (east side)

8/2 Walkern Mill, and No 161 (Millers Cottage) (formerly listed as 8.8.79 The Mill and Mill House)


Water mill on River Beane, and house adjoining, now residential. Mill rebuilt 1826, altered 1836 and 1856, converted to steam 1881, ceased working 1933, converted 1980-81. House early Cl7, cased in brick in mid C19, extended into ground floor of mill and porch added 1980-81. Red brick mill with gambrel roof. Welch slate upper slope, green Westmorland slate lower slope decorated with large and small lozenge motifs. A tall L-shaped block of 3 storeys and attics, with main range E-W and wing projecting to S. Broad pilasters at each bay narrowed above 2nd floor. Cast iron tie-plates. S gable has decorative cast iron windows under pointed arches, 2 to each floor and one to the attic. Segmental arches to wider windows elsewhere. Gabled lucam on N and S of main range, with glazed doors. Lettering painted on S gable 'G D PEARMAN/(WALKERN - defaced to confuse invaders 1939-45)/FLOUR MILLS/1881'(with '1828', 1836, and '1856' in smaller figures). Mill structure of timber beams and floors on cast iron columns largely replaced by reinforced concrete, but some columns re- used. Tall queen-post timber trusses remain in attic floor. Timber framed house adjoining mill on W, with red brick casing, buff segmental window arches, and steep old red tile roof. C20 extensions to NW not of special interest. 2-storeys, 3-bay structure, facing S, with W bay partitioned from 2-bay hall now abutting the mill on E. Symmetrical 3 windows front with parapeted gabled brick porch to central door. Recessed wooden casement windows. A central chimney at the W end of the hall serves the W end room, and a stair rises behind it. Later small chimney to E end of hall. Exposed timbers inside, with jowled posts, close studding with numbered joints, butt-purlin roof with tennoned rafters and wind braces. Rear slope raised with props from old structure. Face-halved bladed scarf in front wallplate. (Kelly (1914) 254: Branch Johnson (1970) 178: Pevsner (1977) 373).

Listing NGR: TL2859325430

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Branch Johnson, W , The Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire, (1970), 178
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 373
'Kellys Directory' in Hertfordshire, (1914), 254

National Grid Reference: TL 28593 25430


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