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Worsbrough Corn Mill, Worsbrough

Description: Worsbrough Corn Mill

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 333966

OS Grid Reference: SE3494503326
OS Grid Coordinates: 434945, 403326
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5254, -1.4743

Location: A61, Barnsley S70 5LJ

Locality: Worsbrough
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S70 5LJ

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Listing Text

SE30SW (west side, off)

1/90 Worsbrough Corn Mill
(formerly listed as
11.11.66 Worsbrough Bridge Mill)
Corn mill now museum. Early C17 with addition of c1843. Deeply-coursed dressed
sandstone, stone slate and Welsh slate roofs. C17 part on left is 2 storeys and
3 bays (internally); C19 part on right 3 storeys with loft, 4 bays. C17 part:
wide doorway to right has external stone ramp and massive lintel, 4-light double-
chamfered, mullioned window on its left has iron stanchions, beyond is a broad
buttress with 6 chamfered offsets and with small window, another door to far left.
Original 3-light mullioned window to 1st-floor right has iron stanchions and casement
with glazing bars, later 2-light mullioned window above buttress. Left return of
C17 part: quoined lst-floor doorway with massive lintel. C19 part: bay 4 breaks
forward and has round-headed iron casement with glazing bars, bay 3 doorway with
external stone ramp, lst-floor doorway above has ashlar surround. Other bays
with 36-pane iron casements with projecting stone sills and plain lintels, bay 2
window on 2nd floor is blind. Ashlar gable copings with small end stacks. Rear
of C19 part has 3 bays of similar iron casements.

Interior: C17 part has early-C19 cast-iron overshot wheel driving 3 pairs of
stones. Original king-post trusses with trenched purlins. C19 part, originally
steam-powered, now contains a rare Hornsby oil engine of 1911.

History and technical details of mill discussed at length in:
R. Shortland-Ball, 'Worsbrough Corn Mill, South Yorkshire',
Industrial Archaelogy Review, 2, No 3, 1978.

Listing NGR: SE3494503326

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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