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Latitude: 54.2999 / 54°17'59"N
Longitude: -2.1995 / 2°11'58"W
OS Eastings: 387116
OS Northings: 489382
OS Grid: SD871893
Mapcode National: GBR FL2Q.MC
Mapcode Global: WHB5M.55WZ
Entry Name: Gayle Mill
Listing Date: 25 March 1969
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1132000
English Heritage Legacy ID: 323144
Location: Hawes, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL8
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Hawes
Built-Up Area: Hawes
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
In the entry for:
HAWES Gayle Mill
SD 88 NE
The grade shall be amended to read Grade II* (star)
SD 88 NE
20/121 Gayle Mill
Cotton mill, now saw mill. c1784. Rubble, stone slate roof. 3 storeys, 6
bays. Quoins. In bay 3, leaved board doors under deep timber lintel, with
small wheels set in floor for movement of timber onto saw-bench inside.
Original 16-pane fixed-light windows mostly replaced by 8-pane windows.
Stack at end left, former bellcote at end right. Rear elevation: blocked
tail-race opening from wheelchamber in corner near stream with round arch of
rubble voussoirs and hood-mould; regular pattern of windows. Right return:
blocked doorway formerly giving access to axle of waterwheel in centre of
ground floor. Left return: first-floor end entry with leaved board doors.
Interior: 2 workable water turbines by Williamson of Kendal. The mill was
switched to spinning wool for the local knitting industry in the late C18,
and was converted to a saw mill in the C19. The overshot waterwheel was
replaced by turbines in the late C19. From 1919 - 1948 the turbines
supplied electric light for the village. James Alderson, Under Wetherfell
(1980), pp 132-3.
Listing NGR: SD8711689382
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