Perry-Carpenter Grist Mill

The Perry-Carpenter Grist Mill is a historic mill at 364 Moonstone Beach Road in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. It is a small, single-story wood-frame structure set on a granite foundation close to the east side of the road. Its property includes the historic head and tail races which provide the water power for the mill. The mill was built c. 1716 by James Perry, and was moved to its present location sometime before 1789. It is the only one of four known mills of the period to survive, and is likely the oldest corn mill in the state that is still operational.[2]

Perry-Carpenter Grist Mill
Perry-Carpenter Grist Mill is located in Rhode Island
Perry-Carpenter Grist Mill
Perry-Carpenter Grist Mill is located in the United States
Perry-Carpenter Grist Mill
LocationSouth Kingstown, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°23′32″N 71°34′37″W / 41.39222°N 71.57694°W / 41.39222; -71.57694
Area3.28 acres (1.33 ha)
Built1716
ArchitectJames Perry
Architectural styleColonial
NRHP reference No.90000106 [1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 22, 1990

The mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Perry-Carpenter Grist Mill" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-09-30.

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