Open Day at Sarehole Mill - The Mill Pond
An Open Day was at Sarehole Mill in Hall Green, Birmingham.
Sunday 6th October 2013, from 12pm to 4pm. It was free. It gave me a chance to look around the inside, first time since the 2012-13 restoration.
Part of We Are B28. The Hall Green Arts Festival.
The mill pond at Sarehole Mill. Now fully back to normal after being drained, cleaned and repaired. The mill itself was also restored (first time in over 40 years!).
Grade II listed Sarehole Mill.
COLE BANK ROAD
Hall Green B13
(formerly listed as
Sarehole Mill House
under Hall Green)
SP 08 SE 12/16 25.4.52
The existing corn mill (restored 1960's) is substantially a rebuild, on an early
mill site, of circa 1764-68. L plan block of one and two storeys red brick with gable
end clay tile roofs. Brick dentil eaves. Barn at right angles to mill building with
ventilation in gable end. The 2 storey and attic main mill building has a restored
bracketted, cabled, weatherboarded hoist. Segmental arched small pane iron frame
window. Single storey south end of range was used as a blade grinding shop and adapts
as living accommodation in part, on reverting to corn grinding in the 1850's. At
this time additional power was provided by the installation of a steam engine, the
stack of which is built on to the north cable end of the main mill (tapering square
section with cornice cap). The well preserved machinery was probably installed when
corn winding resumed in the 1850's (probably brought from Trittiford Mill) and has
a high breast shot cast iron wheel in the main building with a smaller overshot wheel
in the former blade grinding plant to the south. Caomplete set of stones, gearing,
Listing NGR: SP1005381833
This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.
Source: English Heritage