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Castle Mill Central Range Parallel to and Set Back from Road, Knaresborough

Description: Castle Mill Central Range Parallel to and Set Back from Road

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 March 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 330878

OS Grid Reference: SE3476956824
OS Grid Coordinates: 434769, 456824
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0063, -1.4710

Locality: Knaresborough
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG5 9AZ

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Listing Text

(south side)

8/208 Castle Mill: central
range parallel to and set
back from road (formerly
25.3.85 listed as Block C under Castle
Mills (consisting of blocks
A to E))


Mill building, now store for sign writers. Mid-late C18 with C19
alterations. Stone rubble, rendered, to right, brick in English bond to
left; stone slate roof with 6 ridge courses of Westmorland slates and stone
ridge. 2 storeys, 4 first-floor windows. South-east facade: 4 small-paned
sashes, 2 side-sliding and 2 vertical, to ground floor. First floor, left
(brick section): 2 side-sliding segmental-arched sashes with glazing bars
and projecting sills above blocked arch. Right (rendered stone): sash with
glazing bars in flush wood architrave and small-paned window with bars.
Right: ashlar gable coping and kneeler, with banded end stack. Rear: two
C20 windows to ground floor, 8-pane side-sliding sash first floor left,
remains of 12-pane sash to right. Left return attached to north-east side
of weaving shed (q.v.). Interior: ground floor, right, has remains of
plaster ceiling with moulded cornice, and the vertical sash has panelled
reveals. The north-east gable wall has a blacksmith's hearth built against
it. The building is in a very poor condition. This part of the mill
complex appears to have been originally built for domestic or office use, if
only in part. It is probably part of the paper mill complex in operation by
1770 and converted to cotton spinning in 1790. After conversion to flax
spinning in 1811 the large weaving shed was added c1830-1840 (q.v.) and
probably at that time the lower storey of this range was converted to a
blacksmiths forge for the maintenance of mill machinery as well as for
shoeing. The south end of the building was also probably rebuilt in brick
during this period. B Jennings, Harrogate and Knaresborough, 1970, p 264.

Listing NGR: SE3476956824

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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