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Skidby Mill and Attached Mill Buildings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Skidby, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.7861 / 53°47'10"N

Longitude: -0.4526 / 0°27'9"W

OS Eastings: 502048

OS Northings: 433313

OS Grid: TA020333

Mapcode National: GBR TS8N.TH

Mapcode Global: WHGFJ.03R9

Entry Name: Skidby Mill and Attached Mill Buildings

Listing Date: 6 May 1952

Last Amended: 1 March 1990

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103339

English Heritage Legacy ID: 164739

Location: Skidby, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU16

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Skidby

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Skidby St Michael

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

In the entry for the following

TA 03 SW
(west side)
Skidby Mill

The address and description shall be amended to read:

(west side)
Skidby Mill and attached
6.5.52 Mill Buildings

Corn windmill, tower type, built 1821 by Robert Garton, Millwright, for William
Watson, raised late 1870's. Brick tower, tarred, timber-framed cap sails and
fantail painted white. Circular plan, battered tower with vertical upper sec-
tion, East Yorkshire tower mill. 6 storeys and cap. Bottom storey has one
Yorkshire sliding multi-paned window, 2 boarded doors and engine drive pulley,
also adjoining buildings. Second storey has one multi-paned pivoted window, and
one internal door to warehouse. Third storey has 3 pivoting windows as before.
There is slatted stage at second floor level with a handrail carried on posts
and cross-bracing between. Fourth, fifth and sixth storeys each have 2 pivoting
windows as before. There is a circular ogee cup with a ball finial, and an
8-bladed fantail carried on a high fanstage behind it. Fan gearing and lever-
type striking gear complete. There are 4 double-shuttered patent sails with a
complete set of shutters and striking gear mounted on an iron cross. Bottom
storey has engine drive shaft with bevel gears driving a vertical iron shaft,
elevator boot, hopper and trunking. Second storey has wood and iron tentering
gear for 3 pairs of millstones, governor, meal spouts, vertical iron shaft pass-
ing through with bevel gear and pulley, elevator trunking. Third storey has 3
pairs of millstones complete with tuns, hoppers, horses, shoes with screens,
quants and mortise-iron stone nuts. Cast-iron upright shaft carries iron great
spurwheel and belt drive to governor shaft. Vertical shaft carries a fourth
mortise-iron nut engaging great spur, elevator trunking. Fourth and fifth
storeys have iron upright shaft passing through, and elevator head. Sixth
storey has iron upright shaft carrying cast-iron wallower with wooden facing
under. Cap has cast-iron windshaft with wood-rimmed, iron cogged and spoked
brakewheel. Wooden brake and lever, fantail gears, striking gear for sails.
Attached mill buildings, brick, 2 storey with pantile roofs. North front, to
west of mill, with a doorway to the left and two 3-light windows with segment
heads, above four 4-light windows. West gable wall has a 2-light casement to
each floor, both with segment heads. South front has two 4-light windows with
segment heads and above a 3-light and two 4-light windows. To the south-east a
further 2 storey range, with a single 4-light window to each floor of the west
gable front. The south front has four 4-light windows to each floor, those
below with segment heads. Beyond a slightly lower 2 storey range with 3 irregu-
larly spaced 3-light windows and above three 4-light windows. The east gable
wall has a 4-light casement, and a 3-light window above both with segment
heads. The north front has two 3-light casements, 2 plank doors and a small
casement all with segment heads, above a small casement and a pair of shuttered
loft doors. To the west a projecting range, the east gable wall has a pair of
cart doors, and the north front a single doorway.


TA 03 SW
(west side)
7/97 Skidby Mill
- II*

Windmill. 1821 by Robert Garton of Beverley for William Watson; raised in
late 1870s and restored c1974. Tarred brick with timber cap and sails.
Conical tower of 6 storeys with projecting timber gallery to the second
floor. Scattered fenestration of oblong windows with glazing bars under
segmental brick arches. Onion cap, 4 sails, and fantail. Interior: the
machinery survives complete and is in full working order: only the sack
hoist is missing. There are 3 pairs of stones.

Listing NGR: TA0204833313

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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