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IoE Number: 308567
Location: ARBURY MILL,
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Date Photographed: N/A
Date listed: 08 September 1987
Date of last amendment: 08 September 1987
Grade II

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NUNEATON AND BEDWORTH ARBURY PARK SP38NW 4/29 Arbury Mill 08/09/87 - II Watermill. Mid/late C18. Raised, altered and extended, bringing wheel under cover, mid C19. Sandstone rubble and English bond brick; raised and extended in Flemish bond brick of a different colour. Plain-tile roof. 2 storeys; 3-window range. Irregular. Left part is of brick. Narrow opening to mill wheel on left. Low opening, probably formerly to mill race, blocked with C19 bricks. Most openings throughout have brick segmental arches. Window above has timber lintel. Large blocked round arch opening has door inserted. First floor has 3-light casement with horizontal glazing bar immediately above arch, and plank door. Former cross gable is clearly visible in the brickwork. Lower right part retains cross gable. Rubble and brick, with remnants of render. Doorway and small opening. 3-light casement above. Roof collapsed. Rear, towards mill house (not included), is of one storey due to fall of site. Left range has doorway and window. Right range has former cross gable of rubble. C20 door. Interior: large timber undershot wheel. Lower range has brick vaulted ground floor. The mill, now disused, was entirely canal-fed. It is said by some to have been one of the sources of inspiration for George Eliot's 'The Mill on the Floss'. (Dorothy Dodds and Kathleen Adams: The George Eliot Country, ppl6 and 18)

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