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Abbey Mill, Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains

Description: Abbey Mill

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 331039

OS Grid Reference: SE2725668193
OS Grid Coordinates: 427256, 468193
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1089, -1.5846

Location: Royal, North Yorkshire HG4 3DZ

Locality: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 3DZ

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Listing Text

ROYAL AND FOUNTAINS (east side, off)

9/37 Abbey Mill


Watermill, now stores and workshops. Mid C12, remodelled late C12 and again
early C13; altered post 1539 and C19. Gritstone, stone slate roof. 3
storeys, 5 bays, with lower 2-storey, 2-bay addition to north. East side:
C12 round-arched doorway first floor left, later arched openings to ground
floor. Paired lancet windows first and second floors. 4 stepped
buttresses. Corniced ridge stack to right of bay 2. Rear (west side): 2
upper storeys above ground level. Far right: round chamfered arched
doorway; windows as east side. Attached brick wheelhouse bay 4, C19
machinery intact. Wooden cover and sluice gate bay 2. Left return:
external steps to narrow chamfered round-arched doorway first floor; paired
window to right. 2 square-headed windows ground floor, and one in gable.
Right return: square-headed doorway centre; blocked first-floor entrance.
Interior: C19 and C20 flooring. The mill was fed by a leat from the River
Skell near the west wall of the precinct which widened into a mill pond with
a dam against the west wall of the building. 2 waterwheels were in use,
serving 2 cornmills and later other processes. The north end, possibly
housing waterwheels, was demolished after the dissolution of Fountains Abbey
(qv) in 1539 and was replaced by the lower-roofed block. The mill continued
in use until the early C20. A Scheduled Ancient Monument. R Gilyard-Beer,
Fountains Abbey, 1977, p 75.

Listing NGR: SE2725868197

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Source: English Heritage

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