Description: Worsbrough Corn Mill
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
WORSBROUGH PARK ROAD
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
Source: English Heritage
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