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Castle Mill Wheelhouse Block on River Edge, Knaresborough

Description: Castle Mill Wheelhouse Block on River Edge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 March 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 330879

OS Grid Reference: SE3475656820
OS Grid Coordinates: 434756, 456820
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0062, -1.4712

Location: Waterside, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 9AZ

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

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Listing Text

(south side)
8/209 Castle Mill: wheelhouse
block on river edge
25.3.83 (formerly listed as Block D
under Castle Mills
(consisting of blocks A to E)


Mill building. Late C18 for John Lomas. Ground floor of coursed squared
gritstone, red brick above, with Westmorland slate roof. 3 storeys over
wheel race, 7 x 3 bays. North facade: ground floor: boarded small-pane
sashes in flush wood architraves with stone lintels and projecting stone
sills. First and second floors: 25-pane unequally-hung sashes under
cambered brick arches. Blocked central opening at second floor. Stone
bands at first- and second-floor levels. Similar windows remain in other
parts of the building. Hipped roof, no chimneys. Interior: mill race and
turbine machinery survives, in poor condition. Ground and upper floors
contain original timber work and pulleys and straps remaining from the power
system. The interior is in a dangerous condition. Brick outbuildings
attached to south-west end include the engine house and stack erected when a
steam engine was installed in 1847. A water wheel was erected on this site
in 1764 to pump water up the side of the gorge and into the town. A new
water wheel was constructed in 1790-91 for John and Charles Lomas when plans
were being made to build a cotton mill on the site. B Jennings, Harrogate
and Knaresborough, 1970.

Listing NGR: SE3475656820

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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