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Main Range at Low Mill, with Engine House and Storeooms Attached to South West, Bishop Thornton

Description: Main Range at Low Mill, with Engine House and Storeooms Attached to South West

Grade: DL
Date Listed: 13 March 1986
Date Delisted: 20 January 2010
English Heritage Building ID: 330949

OS Grid Reference: SE2553062461
OS Grid Coordinates: 425530, 462461
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0575, -1.6115

Location: Low Mill Court, Bishop Thornton, North Yorkshire HG3 3JF

Locality: Bishop Thornton
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG3 3JF

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Listing Text

The following building was de-listed 20 Jan 2010


1019/8/28 TOWN STREET
(South side)

Weaving shed, engine house with chimney, and storerooms, now disused. C18
and early C19 with alterations c1890. Coursed squared gritstone and coursed
rubblestone, purple slate and pantile roofs. Main (weaving shed) range of 3
storeys,7 first-floor windows with 2-storey storeroom range attached to
south-west side, parallel to Thornton Beck and probably 6 bays long. South-
east side (main range): board double doors to ground floor left. All
windows have early-C20 frames and sawn stone lintels. Projecting bay of
stone, far right. Brick additions not of special interest. Right-return:
earlier mill house adjoining (qv). Left return: main range: gable wall of
brick; 3 windows with cambered heads to first and second floors; single-
storey addition clad in corrugated asbestos, not of special interest. Added
range: of coursed rubble, the pantile roof partially replaced with
corrugated asbestos. Upper floor, above lean-to addition, has irregular
fenestration including 2 openings with sawn-stone jambs and lintels. The
lintel on left has the inscription " I ". A brick chimney stack is built
into the north gable end. A late C19 single-storey workshop or storeroom,
attached to the south-west end of this range, has 2 small-paned windows to
its south side and a hipped roof. Interiors not inspected. The mill race
approached the angle between the 3- and 2-storey ranges where the wheelhouse
is presumably located. The hamlet of Shaw Mills is named after Robert Shaw
who worked a corn mill in the C16. The present settlement dates from the
later C18 to early C19. In 1808 John and James Shutt worked Low Mill as a
linen mill. There was a slump in the mid C19 and in 1890 Robert Threlfall
restarted High and Low Mills for silk-spinning. He introduced a steam
engine and built a 2-acre reservoir on Thornton Beck. The mill closed c1920
but the buildings continued in use until c1984. Most recently the premises
were a sheepskin processing and retailing factory. B Jennings, A History of
Nidderdale, 1967, p 262.

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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