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Interior of Poltesco Mill, Ruan Minor, about 1930

PlaceRuan Minor Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1930. about
KeywordsTrades and Professions Miller Ruan Minor Poltesco
PhotographerHawke, Alfred Herbert
Copyright© Estate of A H Hawke

The interior of Poltesco Mill, Ruan Minor, about 1930. The bottom right hand side of photograph is embossed with the photographer's name, Hawke of Helston. This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, as amended, for its special architectural or historic interest. It comprises a watermill building, mostly 18th and 19th century, including a datestone, F.C.A 1786, with some early work, possibly dating from the 14th century. The 17'6" overshot hybrid (metal and timber) wheel dates from the 1870s. There are two pairs of millstones and the horizontal gearing is complete. There is a small crucifixion figure (possibly medieval) carved on stone inside building which is not seen in this photograph. The mill pool survives. See also HESFM:1977.625.