British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Old Mill, Acomb

Description: Old Mill

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 239768

OS Grid Reference: NY9329866174
OS Grid Coordinates: 393298, 566174
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9901, -2.1063

Location: Acomb, Northumberland NE46 4PQ

Locality: Acomb
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE46 4PQ

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

NY 9366
18/8 Old Mill


Mill, probably late C18. Roughly-squared stone with cut quoins; stone slate
roof. 3 storeys, 2 bays. Ground floor has boarded door on far left; 3-light
wooden-framed windows. Corniced left end stack. Mill House (q.v.) adjacent to
left. Right return shows low central opening to wheelpit; iron pivot above
for attachement of external steam engine.

Interior: overshot waterwheel with cast-iron hub and wooden spokes, with large
cast-iron flywheel above. Interior of main part of mill in poor condition at
time of survey, following fire damage.

The adjacent Birkey Burn did not maintain a sufficient flow to operate the mill
at all seasons, hence the need for the nearby windmill (Lanthorn Cottage, q.v.)
in the C18, and the use of a steam engine in the C19.

Listing NGR: NY9329866174

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.