JOHN SPOONER
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MILL CONVERSION - STITHIANS - CORNWALL

This building is an old Grain Mill which dates back to approximately 1820. It is built of local Cornish granite and is three stories high.
It is a Grade 2 Listed Building.

 

My clients have restored the original Mill Wheel which is of the 'overshoot' type and it is powered by a small leat which has been created as a small diversion from the adjacent  river which is a tributory of the River Kennall
It is also a grade 2 listed building.
The space within the building was very limited and it was necessary to utilise the space within the roof to achieve the required accommodation.
The existing roof construction consisted of five main trusses in typical Cornish construction.  The trusses were however in poor condition and needed to be replaced.  We managed to get the approval of Kerier District Council to re-build the trussed with a 'lowered' horizontal 'tie' ,hung from the normal position,  to enable sufficient headroom to be achieved within the roof space.  This enabled two reasonable bedrooms together with a shower room to be incorporated within the original roof spce and without altering the external 'envelope of the building.



John Spooner 2004