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Leap Mill Farmhouse and Aqueduct Wall, with Pigsty/Henhouse Attached

A Grade II* Listed Building in Burnopfield, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.9094 / 54°54'34"N

Longitude: -1.7277 / 1°43'39"W

OS Eastings: 417556

OS Northings: 557226

OS Grid: NZ175572

Mapcode National: GBR JCCN.RW

Mapcode Global: WHC3W.FVJQ

Plus Code: 9C6WW75C+QW

Entry Name: Leap Mill Farmhouse and Aqueduct Wall, with Pigsty/Henhouse Attached

Listing Date: 21 January 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1240813

English Heritage Legacy ID: 439361

ID on this website: 101240813

Location: Burnopfield, County Durham, NE16

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Burnopfield and Dipton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Burnopfield

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Burnopfield and Dipton

Church of England Diocese: Durham

Tagged with: Farmhouse

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(West side)
2/158 (inset) Leap Mill Farmhouse
and aqueduct wall,
with pigsty/henhouse
Farmhouse and mill. Early C18 with late C18 addition. Thinly-rendered
sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings and quoins; Welsh slate roof with brick
chimneys. 2 builds: south elevation has 2-storey, 2-bay right house and mill;
one-storey, 2-bay left addition on higher ground continuous with first floor of
right part.
First build has steps down to near-central boarded door under flat stone lintel;
irregular fenestration of varied sizes, with late C19 sash on ground floor, and
16-pane sash above at left; small 4-pane light above door, and wide 2-pane
light at right on first floor, with flat stone lintels. Roof has C20 skylights
and 3 ridge chimneys. Right return has small square lights to mill, and pit
for overshot mill wheel. Pigsty/henhouse; attached and set back at right over
mill race, has rear walled enclosures and single hen-hole. Second build at
left has steps up to boarded door, and 16-pane sash at left, with flat stone
Interior: stop-chamfered stone surround to internal door to mill, now enclosed
in rear extension. Complete mill machinery, the upper wheels of wood, the
lower of cast iron with wood cogs; 2 sets of mill-stones.
Circa 80 cm-wide stone wall, breaking forward at right and extending the length
of the garden, formerly held aqueduct for mill.

Listing NGR: NZ1755657226

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