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HER Number:30705
Name:BOSIGRAN - Post Medieval corn mill


'Bossegerne mill' as it is recorded in 1627 are abandoned by 1861

Grid Reference:SW 4300 3716
Parish:Zennor, Penwith, Cornwall
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Cornwall SURVEY NAME (temporary): BOSIGRAN SURVEY
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 30705
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW43NW 71

Monument Type(s):

  • CORN MILL (17th Century - 1601 AD to 1700 AD)

Full description

A mill was recorded as "newe erected called Bossegerne mill" in 1627 (b1) and two mills with waterwheels (30705.1 and 2) are recorded here, very close together, on the 1834 map of Borlase's lands (b2) and on the 1840 Tithe Map (b3). In1861 Bosigran stamps were built on the site (33247) and these corn or grist mills appear to have been abandoned. It is possible to use these early maps (b2 and b3), with the 1st Edition 1:2500 OS map c1880, and a 1:2500 plan of the site made in 1982 by the National Trust and CCRA to identify some parts of the original corn mill complex (h1-2, b5-8). A number of buildings (30705.3) to the north and north-west of the mills shown on the early maps (b2-3) may also survive as low ruins (b8).

Site history:
1: 1982. D THACKRAY ET AL / NT
2: 1986. PC HERRING, PC / CAU

<1> UNKNOWN, 1627, LEASE OF MILL, HHJ623 (Unedited Source). SCO5430.

<2> RIC Collection, 1834, Map of Borlase Holdings in Bosigran and Rosemergy, HJ8217 (Unpublished document). SCO3619.

<3> Tithe Award, 1840s, Zennor, FIELD NO 77, MILLS, TOWN PLOT & WASTE (Bibliographic reference). SCO4940.

<4> Ordnance Survey, 1880s, 1st Edition 1:2500 Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4048.

<5> Russell, V, 1971, West Penwith Survey, 80 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4314.

<6> Cornwall Archaeological Unit, Field Drawing (GRE), GRE 2142-43 (Cartographic materials). SCO5089.

<7> Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 198-, Drawing Archive, Hanging (GRH), GRH 68241 & 2 (Cartographic materials). SCO5088.

<8> CAU, 1984, Field Survey Context Card, 103-108 (Bibliographic reference). SCO5175.

<9> Herring, PC, 1987, Bosigran, Zennor, 40, 140, FIGS 35 & 36 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3569.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO5430 - Unedited Source: UNKNOWN. 1627. LEASE OF MILL. AT RIC. HHJ623.
[2]SCO3619 - Unpublished document: RIC Collection. 1834. Map of Borlase Holdings in Bosigran and Rosemergy. MS At RIC HJ8217. HJ8217.
[3]SCO4940 - Bibliographic reference: Tithe Award. 1840s. Zennor. FIELD NO 77, MILLS, TOWN PLOT & WASTE.
[4]SCO4048 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. 1st Edition 1:2500 Map.
[5]SCO4314 - Bibliographic reference: Russell, V. 1971. West Penwith Survey. 80.
[6]SCO5089 - Cartographic materials: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. Field Drawing (GRE). GRE 2142-43.
[7]SCO5088 - Cartographic materials: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 198-. Drawing Archive, Hanging (GRH). GRH 68241 & 2.
[8]SCO5175 - Bibliographic reference: CAU. 1984. Field Survey Context Card. At CAU. 103-108.
[9]SCO3569 - Bibliographic reference: Herring, PC. 1987. Bosigran, Zennor. Copy At CAU. 40, 140, FIGS 35 & 36.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • ECO4155 - Reconstruction and Stabilisation Work, Porthmeor Stamps (Ref: CGH/7317)

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30705.30Parent of: BOSIGRAN - Post Medieval building (Monument)
30705.10Parent of: BOSIGRAN - Post Medieval corn mill (Monument)
30705.20Parent of: BOSIGRAN - Post Medieval corn mill (Monument)