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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1139592



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire EastUnitary AuthorityNether Alderley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 25-Jul-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 58297

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SJ 87 NW 4/130

NETHER ALDERLEY C.P. CONGLETON ROAD (East Side) Nether Alderley Mill and Dam Wall



Water Mill: late C16, machinery of 1850 and 1871, restored 1967-70 for National Trust. Ashlar buff-pink sandstone. Kerridge stone-slate roof, stone ridge. Rectangular plan with water entering at roof level. West front has long cat-slide roof with 4 louvred raking dormers. 3 openings in low wall, with a 4-board door with iron strap hinges at left approached by 3 stone steps. Both gables have a herringboned timber truss and in the left side is a rebated 4-light chamfered stone mullion (one mullion surviving) and in right side a chamfered stone doorcase. Interior: On 4 levels through which 2 massive oak posts pass, supporting arch braced queen post roof trusses, with wind-braced purlins and ridge. Contains 2 overshot water wheels, one below the other and the remaining working machinery to drive 2 pairs of French stones. Attached to south is complex of brick vaulted chambers of drying kiln, the perforated floor of which is now concreted over.

Immediately behind the mill and joined by the penstock is the ashlar dam wall, which is contemporary with the mill.

See C Boucher, Nether Alderley Mill, National Trust Guide 1978.

Listing NGR: SJ8434076239

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'National Trust Guide' in Nether Alderley Mill, (1978)

National Grid Reference: SJ 84340 76239


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