Now mainly late 19th century with early 20th-century
improvements, some earlier work incorporated. Large and
complex farm steading with water-powered mill, dairy and
cheese production complex.
Mill: Large 2-storey rectangular rubble built piend roofed
mill with granite quoins and margins. Cast-iron breast-shot
rim-drive wheel, approximately 15ft diameter, with timber
buckets. Wheel once used to power threshing mill, feed
chopper and in early 20th-century milking machine; all
internal machinery now gutted. Mill pond to N and lade remain
Farmhouse and cheese lofts: to NE of mill, U-plan grouping of
buildings. 2 separate ranges of building, both tall 2-storey
(N range built into slope of ground so appears lower), all
N range: L-plan with 3 steam boilers to ground left, pipes
duct steam to long cheese loft above. External steps to loft
door in E gable; 6 regularly placed openings to N elevation
with slotted shutters. Byre to ground with some altered
openings to S. Slate roofs, flat skews.
S range: farmhouse refaced and extended to E to give more
loft space in 1914. To left symmetrical 3-bay farmhouse,
bipartite windows with rendered brick margins, sash and case
windows with 12-plan glazing. Panel dated 1914 over central
door. To right, range extended circa 1914, tiled dairy rooms
to ground, cheese lofts above with 1st floor having steam
ducted from earlier boiler range to N by metal pipe. Slate
roofs, axial stacks to house, end skews with brick skewputts. Round-ended barn: to SW of mill. Late 18th/early 19th century construction with apse-ended wall to E. Rough rubble walling,
good graded slate roof. The ground level has altered
considerably, the barn now fronts a modern cattle court.
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