Description: Bleach Mill Farmhouse and Attached Outbuilding
Date Listed: 30 October 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 333185
OS Grid Reference: NZ5960709284
OS Grid Coordinates: 459607, 509284
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4754, -1.0817
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5/126 Bleach Mill
Farmhouse, now house, and attached outbuilding (formerly house)
part now incorporated in house. Dated "CT 1778"; attached outbuilding
C17 in origins; later alterations. For Charles Turner. Coursed
squared stone the C18 work herringbone-tooled; pantile roofs; with
some kneelers, copings and ridges; brick stacks. Main range 2
storeys, 2 bays, with side porch on right projecting in front of
the lower single-storey former house/outbuilding range which has
the left-hand part incorporated into the house. Main range: porch
has blocked door; inserted central door in C20 gabled wood porch
flanked on each floor by 2-light windows with C19 4-pane sashes;
original openings have lintels with raised keystones; that over
original door dated, some of the lintels very long, and the windows
with projecting sills. Eaves band. Shaped kneelers. Rebuilt
brick end stacks. Range set back on right is of 2 builds, marked
by punch-dressed quoins; herringbone-tooled quoins at right end.
The left-hand section is the earliest part and has inserted door
and window in mid-C20 porch; taking-in hatch, now window; wide
board stable door; slit vent with initials "TB" on its right.
Right-hand section, of different stonework, has door with reused
chamfered lintel. Shaped kneeler. Rear: main range: two windows
with keyed lintels and inserted window between to ground floor; on
1st floor long keyed lintel over two small windows (to left of
centre). Eaves band. Lower range on left has, from left, a stable
door; opening for gearing from former horse-engine; blocked door;
and inserted window. Left return (main range): 6-pane sash on 1st
floor has keyed lintel. Interior: main range: moulded joists and
floor boards in parlour (on left); board and panelled doors with
old hinges; winder stair with square newels, stick balusters and
moulded handrail. On 1st floor old fireplaces and grates, and
dentilled cornice in left-hand room. Right-hand range: the earliest
(left-hand) section was formerly a house, and its former right-hand
gable wall has a blocked quoined doorway with deep lintel, and a
blocked 2-light chamfered mullion window over (lintel removed).
The farmhouse was remodelled by Charles Turner, of Kildale Estate,
as part of his scheme of agricultural improvements. The initials
on the outbuilding may be those of Thomas Boswell who lived here in
the late C18.
I.E. Ridley, The changing face of Kildale, 1986.
Listing NGR: NZ5960709284
Source: English Heritage
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