Description: Balk Mill
Date Listed: 2 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 332528
OS Grid Reference: SE4749680803
OS Grid Coordinates: 447496, 480803
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2208, -1.2731
SE 48 SE
6/1 BALK MILL
Flax mill now undergoing conversion. late C18 - early C19. Pinkish brick in
English garden wall bond, pantile roof. Gable end to road; 3 storeys with loft,
3 x 5 bays. Windows are segmental-headed with brick arches and stone cills.
Roadside (north) gable: lowest floor is below ground level; next floor has steps
up to board door in flush wood surround on right; above it is a blind window,
and in gable paired blind round-arched windows ends of several tie rods. South
gable: on ground floor a door to left and another wide inserted doorway on
right; to the centre of the ground and 1st floors a tall, blocked, round-arched
light, and another to 2nd floor; a window to either side on 1st and 2nd floors;
paired-round-arched gable windows;; ends of several tie rods. Returns: windows
now have 1987 glazing, 2 on the ground floor of left return now doorways; ends
of iron tie rods; stone blocks which provide internal seatings for the cross
beams. Interior: cross beams supported on rectangular timber posts; wide floor
boards; collared queen-post roof trusses with angle struts. A map of 1753
depicts a mill on or near the site, but unlikely to have been this mill on
architectural ground. Before its present use the mill acted as a grinding mill.
The mill wheel was on the north gable.
North Yorkshire Archives, Document ZDS IV/1/1/1, Box 657, Field Book of Danby,
Sessary and Conicle 1753, (Map facing P.18).
Listing NGR: SE4749680803
Source: English Heritage
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