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Saw Mill (Building)

Saw mill on the Osmaston Manor estate. c1845 by Henry Stevens of Derby. Coursed squared rock faced limestone with sandstone dressings. Stone slate roof with deeply overhanging Swiss style eaves supported on moulded wooden brackets. Two gable end stacks with arcaded and gabled tops. Built into the hillside as a picturesque adornment to the park. North elevation, facing the lake. Large overshot waterwheel, roofed by an open timber work shelter supported on stone piers. To the right, steps up around the side of the building, passing a doorway with a 3-light recessed and chamfered mullion window above and a similar 3-light window above again, with diamond lights. A similar 3-light window to the left and two similar 2-light windows under the eaves in the centre. Two shallow pitched gabled roof dormers with similar 2-light windows. All with diamond lights. Three skylights in the roof. The south elevation has a broad central entrance and similar mullioned windows. Two shallow pitched gabled roof dormers with similar 2-light windows, and three skylights in the roof. The slope of the roof is continued to form a shelter to the entrance. At the west end a raised ventilator in the pitch of the roof. Matching west and east elevations, with two 2-light recessed and chamfered, mullion windows to the ground floor and two similar windows, more closely spaced above their sills and lintels linked together. All with diamond lights. Curved dam wall and ornamental cascade attached to north east.

The "OS six inch (1881-1913) map of the village" shows four builds, one being a smithy.

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