CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 26731 - Pennant Sawmill

NGR :- SN8809497279 (SN89NE)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Llanbrynmair
Prefered site type :- 19th century ? - Saw mill (Building - Damaged )
first alternative :- Post Medieval - Saw mill

Former sawmill with overshot wheel (Houghton-Browne, A 1977).

Working by engine (1968). Condition poor (ENDEX listing).

Sawmill with aqueduct (PRN 87201) appearing on OS 2nd edition 6" map of 1903, and on another of 1908. The mill stream was dammed just above the mill where the stream passed through a narrow defile in the rock and water was taken by a trough to the overshot wheel. The power was then transmitted across the stream through a long shaft. Elwyn Morgan Jones and his father worked the mill until the 1950s. Later the wheel went to Bacheldre Mill (PRN 8852). The mill building itself is now called Sawmills Studio (Barton, P G, 2003, pp40-41).

Sources:-
Barton, P G , 2003 , "The timber and sawmilling trade in Montgomeryshire ", The Montgomeryshire Collections 91 , 40-41 .
Barton, P G , 2003 , "The timber and sawmilling trade in Montgomeryshire ", The Montgomeryshire Collections 91 , 40-41 .
Houghton-Browne, A list , 1977 , ,

record created 16/01/96 CE96 - copyright CPAT , last updated 03/06/04
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