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Castle Mill Weaving Shed, Knaresborough

Description: Castle Mill Weaving Shed

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 March 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 330880

OS Grid Reference: SE3476956807
OS Grid Coordinates: 434769, 456807
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0061, -1.4710

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)

8/210 Castle Mill: weaving shed
(formerly listed as Block E
under Castle Mills
25.3.83 (consisting of blocks A to E))


Mill building. Early-mid C19. Coursed squared gritstone, Westmorland slate
roof. 2 storeys, 3 x 11 bays. North facade: C20 panelled door to bay 3.
Large windows with 63 and 49 panes to ground and first floors, containing
side-sliding sashes, Hipped roof. Left return: small-pane windows to
ground floor; 1st floor, left: iron loading doors with projecting pulley
rail over. 2 small-pane windows to right. Interior: stone floor to ground
floor; original timberwork throughout, with iron supports. The Castle Mill
was converted from cotton to flax spinning in 1811. In 1832-3 it was owned
by John Vipont and Company and was run by a 25 h.p. water driven mill. In
1835 Samuel Wilkinson had considerably extended his machinery and by 1836
there were 200 workers employed. In 1847 John Walton leased the mill and
installed a steam engine and power looms. He employed 423 workers in 1851.
B Jennings, Harrogate and Knaresborough. 1970.

Listing NGR: SE3476956807

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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