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Latitude: 55.3203 / 55°19'12"N
Longitude: -1.6768 / 1°40'36"W
OS Eastings: 420610
OS Northings: 602956
OS Grid: NU206029
Mapcode National: GBR J6QX.SN
Mapcode Global: WHC1Z.6JSS
Entry Name: The Dye House
Listing Date: 15 September 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1041926
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236693
Location: Acklington, Northumberland, NE65
Civil Parish: Acklington
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Acklington St John the Divine
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
ACKLINGTON GUYZANCE BRIDGE
NU 20 SW
The Dye House
Mill building. 1775, converted into flats 1968. Squared stone with roughly-
tooled dressings (except for top floor, brick in Dutch bond). Welsh slate
roof. 3 storeys, 14 windows. Each floor slightly recessed. Ground floor
shows C20 openings; upper floors have 2-pane casements with slightly-projecting
sills, those on top floor under segmental arches. Coped gables. The two left
bays are a 1985 extension in facsimile. Similar fenestration to rear.
Initially built as a foundry for tin and iron, and converted to a woollen mill
by John Reed in 1791, remaining in use as such until 1884; the derelict
building was taken over by Ellwood Holmes of Newcastle in 1915 to make Hydrate
of Alumina, a white pigment previously obtained from Germany. A Gilks water
turbine in the millrace provided hydroelectric power, the mill being one of
the first business premises thus lit in the country. The factory closed in
1930 after pollution of the river caused the Duke of Northumberland to refuse
renewal of the lease.
Listed for historical interest.
Listing NGR: NU2061002956
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