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IoE Number: 265165
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Date listed: 16 November 1984
Date of last amendment: 16 November 1984
Grade II

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ST14SEKILVE CP6/126Kilve Mill and Water Wheel-

ST14SE KILVE CP 6/126 Kilve Mill and Water Wheel - - II Corn mill and waterwheel, undergoing conversion to dwelling at time of survey, (August 1983). Early C18, probably extended late C18. Blue lias random rubble rendered with brick corner upperfloor right, slate roof. Plan: left half mill with machinery, subsequently extended right for storage space or perhaps as miller's dwelling. 3-storeys, 3 bays; upper floor 2 leaded C18 casement windows left, unglazed opening right all openings under wooden lintels, groundfloor right wooden plank covered opening right, C19 glazed opening left of plank door and 2 thin rectangular unglazed openings. (Above evidence of two blocked windows lighting a second storey), Entrance to left hand part up flight of 6 steps, stable door under slate pentice hood carried a wooden brackets. Left return, over shot iron waterwheel without paddles probably late C19. Butt joint dividing facade into one bay left, 2 bays right indicates enlargement of original building, Interior: the main interest of this building is the extensive survival of flour milling machinery in left part, right part gutted prior to renovation. Collar and principal roof. This was known as Nether Mill to distinguish it from the vanished fulling dill that stood a few metres upstream, and was last used as a flour mill around 1906. (VCR Somerset, vol 5 forthcoming).

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