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Old Windmill Forming Part of Lanthorn Cottage, Acomb

Description: Old Windmill Forming Part of Lanthorn Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 May 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 239770

OS Grid Reference: NY9328766074
OS Grid Coordinates: 393287, 566074
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9892, -2.1064

Location: Acomb, Northumberland NE46 4PQ

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

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Listing Text

NY 9366
18/10 Old windmill
forming part of
Lanthorn Cottage


Windmill tower, dated 1720 with initials R R (Richard Ridley) on lintel,
altered to house in late C18 or early C19. Squared tooled stone; Lakeland slate
roof. Circular 3-storeyed tower. Chamfered plinth. Ground floor has old doorway
with broadly-chamfered stone surround (now opening into later cottage), 12-pane
sash window on south with iron bars externally and sundial incised on sill,
blocked door on east and renewed 9-pane fixed window on north in chamfered
surround with dated lintel. 1st floor has 12-pane sash on south and blocked
chamfered light on east. 2nd floor has 4 small chamfered lights, that on east
blocked. Pyramidal roof, stepped stack on east side.

Interior; ground floor fireplace in tooled stone surround; 1st floor has heavy
ceiling beams showing mortices for framework of mill machinery, and carpenter's

Attached cottage of c.1977 not of interest.

Operated in the C18 in conjunction with the nearby watermill (Acomb Mill, q.v.).

Shown on O.S. maps as The Lantern.

Listing NGR: NY9328966177

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

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