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Llandegley Mill

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 34967
Trust : Clwyd Powys
Community : Penybont
Unitary authority : Powys
NGR : SO1424163222
Site Type (preferred type first) : POST MEDIEVAL Corn mill
Status :

Description :
Corn Mill. Earliest known mention of it was in 1631 (Ridyard, G W, 1998).

Mill building is ruined and is used as a cattle shelter. It had 2 storeys and a small attic. The leat fed a small overshot or high breastshot wheel on the south wall. The millers cottage is derelict nearby. Mill stopped working sometime between 1851 and 1861 (Ridyard, G W, 1998a, 44-45).

The mill site lies on ground that generally slopes gently to the W, about 1km to the W of the base of
the Radnor Forest hills. It was placed on the N side of the Mithil Brook, a stream which captures
water flowing from the W side of the Radnor Forest and is a tributary of the River Ithon. The locality
is mainly one of pasture fields, the nearest settlement being the village of Llandegley, some 350m to the SW. The name may imply a direct connection with the functioning of the village.

Mill buildings
The mill is built of stone with lime mortar and measures about 7.5m NE/SW by 5.5m NW/SE and 6-7m high. The main entrance, on the NW, has an arched head and there is another entrance in the SW wall together with various windows in all four sides. There is no surviving internal detail due to its
later use as a loose box for cattle with a hay store on the first floor level. It has recently been repaired
and re-roofed in slate as part of an on-going conversion to a dwelling. Some evidence of the internal fittings was noted in the area between the mill and millers house, including a small section of wooden gear wheel and three iron-banded millstones-possibly of 'french burr' type. The miller’s house, to the NNW of the mill, is derelict. It was built of lime-mortared stone with wooden internal partitions and measures about 8m NNW/SSE by 5m. The entrance would have been in the WSW wall and the collapsed remains of the fireplace and chimney are visible at the NNW end.

Water supply
The mill pond seems to have been largely filled in along with the last 100m or so of the mill leat. The
remainder of the leat is fairly clear and originates at about SO 14397 62858 (there is no trace of a dam or sluice left), from where it runs initially as a terrace alongside the stream, eventually becoming a gully which varies from 1m to 3m wide and averages 0.5m deep. The tail race is fairly well preserved as a deep and narrow channel leading back to the stream, but the area around the mill has been levelled so the precise arrangement there has been lost. The first edition OS map suggests that the wheel was positioned on the WSW side of the mill, between the millpond and tail race. (Hankinson & Silvester, 2012)

Sources :
Hankinson, R and Silvester, R J , 2012 , Mills and Milling ( © CPAT)
Ridyard, G W , 1998 , Radnorshire Water Powered Corn Mills, Pandies, Farm Wheels, Tannery, Bark Mills etc
Ridyard, G W , 1998 , Supplementary notes on the water mills of Radnorshire - part V , Melin : 14 : 15-50

Events :
129723 : Mills and Milling Scheduling Enhancement Programme 2011-12 (year : 2011-12)
129724 : Mills and Milling Scheduling Enhancement Programme, desk-based assessment 2011-12 (year : 2011-12)
129725 : Mills and Milling Scheduling Enhancement Programme, field survey 2012-13 (year : 2012-13)
129802 : Llandegley Mill, field visit 2012 (year : 2012)

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Compiled date : 30-10-1998

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January 22, 2019, 7:14 am - File produced for Archwilio from CPAT's Regional HER.
Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 41 Broad Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7RR.
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