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Riverside Mill to South of Esholt Hall, Bradford

Description: Riverside Mill to South of Esholt Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 August 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 336417

OS Grid Reference: SE1885239564
OS Grid Coordinates: 418852, 439564
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8520, -1.7149

Location: Coronation Avenue, Bradford BD17 7QU

Locality: Bradford
County: Bradford
Country: England
Postcode: BD17 7QU

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Listing Text

Lower Esholt

Riverside Mill to south of Esholt

SE 1839 15/40E


Records of a mill on this site antedate the building of the hall and associate it
with Esholt Priory, probably as a fulling mill. When the hall was built over the
remains of the Priory in 1706-7 it would appear that the mill was rebuilt as a single-
storey L plan structure against the bank and with a wing on 2 low arches over the
goit. The architectural dressing of doors and windows indicate that the building was
adapted as a feature of the park, the eastern block with its 3 rooms and fireplace
as a summer house or gazebo and the south-west wing (at present filled with rubble)
over the goit possibly serving as a bath house. The construction is of coursed
gritstone with rusticated ashlar quoins as on the hall. The eastern range of
"summer house" of 3 bays has a central doorway with massive rusticated surround and
large tripled keystone to lintel. The flanking bays have large circular openings
with raised ashlar surrounds punctuated by 4 keystones. Similar apertures are
pierced in the west wall of the south-west wing over the goit. Flat stone slabs
are used to roof the "summer house" as a terrace. Internally the 3 rooms are barrel
vaulted, one containing a plain but heavy chimneypiece. The floors are stone paved
and cobbled. This former "mill" is an important survival of an early garden
building with the added interest of its adaptation of the original mill building on
the site.

Listing NGR: SE1885239564

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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