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West Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in Askrigg, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.3163 / 54°18'58"N

Longitude: -2.0885 / 2°5'18"W

OS Eastings: 394339

OS Northings: 491192

OS Grid: SD943911

Mapcode National: GBR FLVJ.MH

Mapcode Global: WHB5G.WRNX

Entry Name: West Mill

Listing Date: 9 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1131191

English Heritage Legacy ID: 323047

Location: Askrigg, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL8

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Askrigg

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

ASKRIGG MILL LANE
SD 99 SW
19/25 West Mill
- II
Watermill. Early-mid C19. Rubble, stone slate roof. 3 storeys, one first-
floor opening, L-shaped plan. Gable end elevation: slab quoins, projecting
through-stones. Ground floor: doorway to wheel-chamber. Interior: overshot
waterwheel with timber spokes, buckets and sole plate, iron hubs and
shrouds. Iron pitwheel. Some of wooden framework for iron-grinding
mechanism. Metal shafting for belt-drives. Corn-drying kiln in ground
floor of wing. Waterwheel formerly fed by zinc elevated pentrough supported
on rubble piers. Formerly a corn mill (3 mill-stones in or near building),
latterly a saw mill, specialising in the manufacture of hay rakes. In 1908
the corn miller, William Burton, built an electricity-generating plant at
Mill Gill Falls, the source of West Mill's water, which supplied electric
light to the village until 1948. Hartley M and Ingilby J, Yorkshire
Village (1979), p 195.


Listing NGR: SD9433991192

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