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Bransdale Mill, Bransdale

Description: Bransdale Mill

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 328858

OS Grid Reference: SE6205597924
OS Grid Coordinates: 462055, 497924
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3731, -1.0463

Location: Bransdale, North Yorkshire YO62 7JL

Locality: Bransdale
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO62 7JL

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Listing Text

SE 69 NW
(east side)
3/24 Bransdale Mill
Cornmill. C18; extended 1817; partly rebuilt 1842 (on datestone); restored
C20. Extension and rebuilding by William Strickland. Herringbone-tooled
sandstone with pantile roof. 2-storey and attic, single-window front, with
single-storey and attic extension to left. Round-arched doorways of
voussoirs flank 16-pane sash to ground floor of mill; similar window to
centre of first floor. 2 small shuttered openings to attic. Windows have
stone sills and heavy tooled lintels. Lintel to first-floor window is
inscribed: "REBUILT 1842", and is flanked by tie rod ends shaped to form the
initials W and S. Coped gables and coved cornice stack to end left.
Extension has board door with unequal 12-pane replacement sash to left and
shuttered window to right. Small shuttered opening to attic. Shaped sill
to left window probably a reused lintel. Rear: 2 storey, and attic, 3-bay
front, built against the hillside. Central round-arched opening of tooled
voussoirs to first floor. Shuttered openings to attic. Water from millpond
entered wheel chamber through small opening to right of first-floor opening
Powered grindstone installed at rear of mill in late C19 survives. Gable
wall to extension: datestone inscribed: WS
Interior: wheelchamber to left reuses C18 wheel pit. Surviving cast-iron
machinery comprises an overshot water-wheel with iron buckets, pitwheel,
wallower, spur wheel and crown wheel. 3 stone nuts with wooden teeth and 3
sets of mill stones (without furniture). Banded French stones made by
GEORGE MARIS of HULL in 1842; greystones inscribed "HS NIS 1870"; bluestones
not inscribed. Square section main shaft and hexagonal sack hoist shaft.
In mill extension, wooden framework for an oat crushing mill with one pair
of stones and a sifter. Corn was ground at Bransdale Mill until 1917; grist
was ground until 1953. Mill under restoration by The National Trust at time
of resurvey.

Listing NGR: SE6205597924

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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