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Castle Mill Wheelhouse Block on River Edge

A Grade II Listed Building in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0062 / 54°0'22"N

Longitude: -1.4712 / 1°28'16"W

OS Eastings: 434756

OS Northings: 456820

OS Grid: SE347568

Mapcode National: GBR LQ53.9M

Mapcode Global: WHD9L.CKPL

Entry Name: Castle Mill Wheelhouse Block on River Edge

Listing Date: 25 March 1983

Last Amended: 12 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293434

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330879

Location: Knaresborough, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG5

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Knaresborough

Built-Up Area: Knaresborough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Knaresborough

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(south side)
8/209 Castle Mill: wheelhouse
block on river edge
25.3.83 (formerly listed as Block D
under Castle Mills
(consisting of blocks A to E)


Mill building. Late C18 for John Lomas. Ground floor of coursed squared
gritstone, red brick above, with Westmorland slate roof. 3 storeys over
wheel race, 7 x 3 bays. North facade: ground floor: boarded small-pane
sashes in flush wood architraves with stone lintels and projecting stone
sills. First and second floors: 25-pane unequally-hung sashes under
cambered brick arches. Blocked central opening at second floor. Stone
bands at first- and second-floor levels. Similar windows remain in other
parts of the building. Hipped roof, no chimneys. Interior: mill race and
turbine machinery survives, in poor condition. Ground and upper floors
contain original timber work and pulleys and straps remaining from the power
system. The interior is in a dangerous condition. Brick outbuildings
attached to south-west end include the engine house and stack erected when a
steam engine was installed in 1847. A water wheel was erected on this site
in 1764 to pump water up the side of the gorge and into the town. A new
water wheel was constructed in 1790-91 for John and Charles Lomas when plans
were being made to build a cotton mill on the site. B Jennings, Harrogate
and Knaresborough, 1970.

Listing NGR: SE3475656820

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