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West Mill, Askrigg

Description: West Mill

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 323047

OS Grid Reference: SD9433991192
OS Grid Coordinates: 394339, 491192
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3163, -2.0885

Location: Addle Street, Askrigg, North Yorkshire DL8 3HR

Locality: Askrigg
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL8 3HR

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Listing Text

SD 99 SW
19/25 West Mill
- II
Watermill. Early-mid C19. Rubble, stone slate roof. 3 storeys, one first-
floor opening, L-shaped plan. Gable end elevation: slab quoins, projecting
through-stones. Ground floor: doorway to wheel-chamber. Interior: overshot
waterwheel with timber spokes, buckets and sole plate, iron hubs and
shrouds. Iron pitwheel. Some of wooden framework for iron-grinding
mechanism. Metal shafting for belt-drives. Corn-drying kiln in ground
floor of wing. Waterwheel formerly fed by zinc elevated pentrough supported
on rubble piers. Formerly a corn mill (3 mill-stones in or near building),
latterly a saw mill, specialising in the manufacture of hay rakes. In 1908
the corn miller, William Burton, built an electricity-generating plant at
Mill Gill Falls, the source of West Mill's water, which supplied electric
light to the village until 1948. Hartley M and Ingilby J, Yorkshire
Village (1979), p 195.

Listing NGR: SD9433991192

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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