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Castleton Mill

A Grade II Listed Building in City and Hunslet, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.7964 / 53°47'46"N

Longitude: -1.5666 / 1°33'59"W

OS Eastings: 428644

OS Northings: 433426

OS Grid: SE286334

Mapcode National: GBR BDL.2W

Mapcode Global: WHC9C.XV50

Entry Name: Castleton Mill

Listing Date: 5 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1256356

English Heritage Legacy ID: 464976

Location: Leeds, LS12

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: City and Hunslet

Built-Up Area: Leeds

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Armley with New Wortley

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


714-1/34/19 (North side (off))
05/02/87 Castleton Mill


Steam-powered flax-spinning mill, now works. 1838, with later
C19 additions. By Matthew Murray, with additions by 1850 and
1884, the latter to designs by JM Fawcett of Leeds. Red brick
in English garden wall bond, 3:1; slate roof.
4 storeys, 18 bays with chimney at NW end incorporated in
later 2-storey extension. Main range: ashlar plinth;
small-paned wooden cross windows in openings with
slightly-cambered brick arches and projecting stone sills;
various doorways and pentices; 3-storey bow at NW corner.
Full-height projecting bowed stair turret to SE gable having
ground-floor doorway, 3 windows to each floor and flanked by
blind windows in end wall of main range; hipped roof.
At NW end is extension; stone-coped twin gables having, on SW
side, an oculus to the apex and bellcote to one gable and a
finial to the other. From this rises the tapering octagonal
INTERIOR: the first 3 floors have a central row of circular
cast-iron columns supporting inverted T-beams which carry
brick-arched fireproof floors. Wooden roof trusses.
The mill originally had a beam engine by Fenton, Murray and
Wood at the NW end. Originally built for flax spinning, the
mill had a weaving shed added by the 1850s; after the early
1860s it was used mainly for linen and woollen manufacture.
Part of the complex has been demolished.
(RCHME: Giles, C & Goodall, I: Yorkshire Textile Mills
1770-1930: 1992-: 44, 92, 99, 222).

Listing NGR: SE2864433426

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