Rosewastis Mill, St Columb Major, Cornwall

Region: South West

Summary: Planning permission for the residential conversion and renovation of this unlisted early-19th century watermill was granted subject to conditions.

Description: These included a detailed record of the building to be undertaken in advance of the change of use and a specification for the repair of the surviving mill machinery and waterwheel which were to be conserved as part of the scheme. 
Issue: At the time of the survey, the building was derelict and covered with a temporary roof of corrugated iron sheets.
Strategy: The report provided a full record of the site in advance of residential conversion.  This included documentary research, building description and analysis, measured survey and photography.  A brief comparative analysis was also made between this and similar Cornish mills of the same date.
Outcome: As well as contributing to the understanding of Cornish watermills, the report also contained a specification, prepared by a qualified millwright, for the repair of the waterwheel and other machinery.


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