MSO10583 - New Mill, Luxborough (Building)

Summary

A 17th Century mill and millhouse. It may be on the site of an earlier mill.

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Full Description

Mill and millhouse, now dwelling. Probably C17 altered C19. Whitewashed rubble, double span roof, asbestos slate on house, corrugated iron on mill, large external stack with C20 rendered cap south gable end. Plan: parallel range set roughly south gable end onto road, north west wing with stable addition, another single storey addition on east front. West front: 2 storeys, 3 bays mainly C19 many paned casements in segmental headed openings, entrance between first and second bays right, pantiled pentice porch, plank door; single bay re-entrant angle of wing left with early C19 3-light leaded iron casement ground floor, single storey hipped slate roof, stable adjoining, 2 doors, one window. Right return 12-pane sash windows left and ground floor right only of external stack; wooden lintel to window in gable end right, double doors with many paned window to right under wooden lintel. Interior not seen. The waterwheel is no longer in situ. Probably on the site of an earlier mill, still in operation in 1889. (Williams, Parish Surverys in Somerset No 2: Luxborough, 1978). [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265353. First Listed on 05/06/1985. [2] Stone, Colourwashed walls. Gabled roof [3] The buildings were visited in June 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. They received a BAR score of 6. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: 5/6/1985. 34th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset).
  • <2> Unassigned: Webster CJ, Historic Environment Record. 2005. Staff Comments, Somerset County Council.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.
  • <4> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9889 3797 (33m by 25m)
Map sheet SS93NE
Civil Parish LUXBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 444/11/70/1
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 444/11/70/2
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31056

Record last edited

May 28 2014 1:27PM

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