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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1131191
English Heritage Legacy ID: 323047
Location: Askrigg, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL8
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Askrigg
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
ASKRIGG MILL LANE
SD 99 SW
19/25 West Mill
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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