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Site Details

NPRN 24944

Map Reference SS88SW

Grid Reference SS81918235

Unitary (Local) Authority Neath, Port Talbot

Old County Glamorgan

Community Margam

Type of Site CORN MILL

Broad Class Agriculture and Subsistence

Period Post Medieval

Site Description 1. Mill, leat and dam. Early 19th century. Probably on site of earlier mills connected with Margam Abbey.

2. Three storey mill, operated until around 1940, machinery largely intact including the pit wheel (Eaglebush Foundry, Neath) and three pairs of stones. The leat (nprn 308714) approaches the mill from the north east and turns to pass through the gable to the enclosed pitchback wheel (Kelly's Foundry, Cardigan). The masonry dam on the Afon Kenfig, leat and tailrace all survive.
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 12 April 1999 and site visited 27 October 2001.

3. Mill associated with St Michael's Grange (nprn 19942), a mill & fulling mill being mentioned with it in 1291; the fulling mill, thought to have been located south west of the corn mill, is said to have been demolished to make way for the railway in 1850.
Source: RCAHMW 1982 Glamorgan. III.2, 280.
J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 08.10.2004.

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