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Crosthwaite Corn Mill with Adjoining Store, Kiln, Stable and Mill Race

A Grade II Listed Building in Crosthwaite and Lyth, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3096 / 54°18'34"N

Longitude: -2.8609 / 2°51'39"W

OS Eastings: 344084

OS Northings: 490784

OS Grid: SD440907

Mapcode National: GBR 8LGL.FW

Mapcode Global: WH82V.0YY2

Plus Code: 9C6V845Q+RJ

Entry Name: Crosthwaite Corn Mill with Adjoining Store, Kiln, Stable and Mill Race

Listing Date: 7 October 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087129

English Heritage Legacy ID: 77113

Location: Crosthwaite and Lyth, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA8

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Crosthwaite and Lyth

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Crosthwaite St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Tagged with: Kiln

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SD 48 SW
(South side)
Crosthwaite Corn Mill
with adjoining store,
kiln, stable and

Corn mill and adjoining ancillary buildings. Crosthwaite water corn mill first
mentioned in C13; present building probably C18 with later additions and
alterations. Small, coursed rubble (mainly slate) used in earlier work with
coursed, squared limestone rubble used for later work: dressed quoins
throughout. Mill race trough is constructed of large limestone slabs held
together with iron clamps. Mostly graduated slate roofs; mill roof is
pyramidal, kiln roof is pyramidal, kiln roof has raised slates on each pitch
serving as vents. Corrugated asbestos roofs to stable and outshut on north side
of store. Mill is square in plan: 3 storeys, 2 bays. 4-bay store adjoining
east side was originally 2-storeyed: roof was raised and 3rd storey added,
probably in early C19. Present 2-storey, 2-bay kiln adjoining north side of
mill replaced narrower, taller, building on same site. 3-bay stable adjoining
west side of mill was originally 2-storeyed: 1st floor was taken down in mid
C20. Plank doors: casements (some small-paned) used throughout. Some blocked
openings. Water enters and leaves mill via semicircular openings to west end of
north and south walls. Stable has central segment-headed cart door with window
to either side. Interior: Main mill machinery was last used in late 1960s and
remains intact. 4 stones (one dated 1860) could be driven by high breast wheel
with metal floats: additional stone driven by petrol engine. Extensive
ancillary machinery includes sack hoist, 2 stone cranes, and oatmeal riddle.
Main roof supported on crown post, with carpenters marks. Lower storey of kiln
building has 2 furnaces (originally peat-fired) separated by barrel-vaulted
passage: one drying floor has been concreted over, other retains original floor
with perforated clay tiles laid on iron bars.

Listing NGR: SD4408490784

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