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Description: Harracles Mill
Date Listed: 11 November 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 275376
OS Grid Reference: SJ9518257454
OS Grid Coordinates: 395182, 357454
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1142, -2.0734
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HORTON C.P. DEVIL'S LANE
SJ 95 NE
9/70A Harracles Mill
Corn mill, water powered. Late C18, and C19. Coursed rubble with ashlar
dressings. Plain tile roof, and quoins. West front has slightly off-centre
doorway reached up a flight of 8 stone steps. To the right a glazing bar
casement,and to the left a tiny casement with beyond a basement stable, plank
door. Above this door a 2 light glazing bar casement, and another similar
window above again. South gable wall has a plank door to the left and a small
glazing bar window to the right, above, in the gable another glazing bar
window. East front has various blocked openings and a through eaves dormer
with glazing bars. The C19 iron water wheel still remains in place though
most of the wooden spokes have rotted away, it is a 16ft by 4ft breast shot wheel
originally with wooden sole-boards and buckets. The interior retains all its
original machinery, including a spur-wheel which is over-driven, and 4 pairs of
stones three of which are driven direct off the spur-wheel and the fourth by 2
lines of counter shaft off the extended teeth of the spur-wheel. There are no
corn-bins on the upper floor, but a slack-chain type of sock hoist driven by a
13 ft wooden shaft off a continuation of the upright shaft. This building was
formerly the mill to the Harracles Hall Estates owned by a branch of the
Listing NGR: SJ9518257454
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Source: English Heritage
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