The building in 69 Bodmin Road St Austell has been left to decay, the building put up at the time of when the new railway over the
Trenance and Gover valleys was being contructed prior to 1859. To cut the cost of building the viaducts on the new route through Cornwall, Brunell advised the use of timber decking and bracing on stone piers Historians investigating the story of 69 Bodmin Road origally thought built in 1856 as a water-powered sawmill to cut timber for the viaduct which stands above it. This is only a short part of the story, members of the St Austell History Group have been working on the buildings history
I hope that it may be of use for the website.
Kind regards, David Ive
Seen at Reading.