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Flint Mill and Attached Mill-Race Structures

A Grade II Listed Building in Thorp Arch, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.9202 / 53°55'12"N

Longitude: -1.3585 / 1°21'30"W

OS Eastings: 442225

OS Northings: 447310

OS Grid: SE422473

Mapcode National: GBR LRY3.PG

Mapcode Global: WHDB1.3QBK

Entry Name: Flint Mill and Attached Mill-Race Structures

Listing Date: 8 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135034

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342052

Location: Thorp Arch, Leeds, LS23

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Thorp Arch

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Thorp-Arch All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

LS23 (south side, off)

2/129 Flint Mill and attached
mill-race structures.


Water mill with attached mill-race structures, now a house; shown as Flint
Mill Farm on OS map. 1722 (Falconer p.247); altered C20. Coursed, squared
magnesian limestone, stone slate roof. 2 storeys and basement, 5 x 3 bays;
external water wheel and attached mill-race structures facing River Wharfe to
rear left. Entrance front: quoined, segmentally-arched doorway to right of
centre flanked by oculi; 4 flat-arched windows to each floor, all with C20
casements; small eaves stack on left. Rear (facing river): large undershot
waterwheel to left has 8 wooden spokes to each cast-iron rim, iron blades;
various small casements to basement; 3 square-headed and 2 round-headed
windows to ground floor have C20 casements; 4 C20 casements under flat arches
to 1st floor; eaves stack on right. Left return: 3 round-arched openings to
basement and ground floors, matching lst-floor window the upper openings have
casements with glazing bars.
Interior large cast-iron flywheel and crown wheel within the basement;
massive vertical wooden shaft rises to ground floor where there is another
crown wheel and associated shafting.
External mill-race structures: built of gritstone and comprising a dam wall
pierced by inlet for the mill race and with adjacent race containing stepped
troughs to form a fish ladder; a third bypass channel has concrete-filled
inlet flanked by one triangular and one rounded cutwater.
Built as a corn mill until converted in 1774 by Leeds Potteries to grind
flints using German stones (Falconer op.cit); reverted to use as a corn mill
in 1878 until final closure c1950.
K. Falconer,Guide to England's Industrial Heritage, 1980

Listing NGR: SE4222547310

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