Description: Newsham Mill
Date Listed: 4 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 322797
OS Grid Reference: NZ1089909944
OS Grid Coordinates: 410899, 509944
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4847, -1.8333
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NZ 10 NW Newsham MILL LANE
5/96 Newsham Mill
The sentence "also equipment relating to erstwhile generation of electricity"
shall be deleted from the description.
NZ 10 NW NEWSHAM MILL LANE
5/96 Newsham Mill
Disused watermill, partly converted as pottery. Probably 1656 with later
alterations. Rubble, stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 2 first-floor openings.
Quoins. Ground floor, from left: small low-level opening lighting gearing
chamber; added external stone steps; blocked single-light window in dressed
stone surround; board door under deep irregularly-shaped lintel supported on
imposts, on the left is graffito "DL", on the right are 2 recessed panels,
the left damaged and inscribed "[I]656", the right "WI 1807", with strange
symbols on space in between panels; larger single-light window with dressed
stone surround. First floor, from left: board door under timber lintel;
sash window with glazing bars under timber lintel. 2 roof lights. Single-
storey outbuilding to right not of special interest. Left return: cast-iron
skeleton of overshot water-wheel. Right return: recessed panel on quoin
inscribed "WH 175[?]". Interior: on ground floor, pitwheel and spur-gearing
in wooden hurst with ark, also equipment relating to erstwhile generation of
electricity; on first floor a pair of peak stones in tun; drive to oat
dresser; mechanism for sack-hoist. The mill survives almost complete and
represents a relatively early phase of corn watermills in North Yorkshire.
Listing NGR: NZ1089909944
Source: English Heritage
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