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SAW MILL, COURT FARM, EVENJOBB

Site Details



NPRN 420930

Map Reference SO26SE

Grid Reference SO261622

Unitary (Local) Authority Powys

Old County Radnorshire

Community Old Radnor

Type of Site SAW MILL

Broad Class AGRICULTURE AND SUBSISTENCE

Period 19th Century, Post Medieval

Site Description A breast shot waterwheel, with fine cast-iron shrouds and iron floats, drove a circular saw bench. The wheel is 16 feet (4.87m) in diameter and 3ft 8in (1.12m) wide; rim gearing on the wheel drove a pinion mounted on a shaft which passed through the wall of the building. Inside the stone and brick building, the shaft carries two wooden pulleys for driving belts for machinery. One pulley is 4ft 4in (1.32m) in diameter and 9in (228mm) wide and the other is 3ft 4in (1.02m) diameter and 6½in (165mm) wide. In addition to the saw, the wheel powered a root pulper and grain grinder.
Source: G.W.Ridyard, 'Supplementary Notes on the Watermills of Radnorshire - Part VIII' in Melin: the Journal of the Welsh Mills Society, vol. 21 (2005), pp.58-60 (Lugg R/8).
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 13 April 2015.

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