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Holgate Windmill

A Grade II Listed Building in Holgate, York

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Latitude: 53.9561 / 53°57'21"N

Longitude: -1.1112 / 1°6'40"W

OS Eastings: 458419

OS Northings: 451477

OS Grid: SE584514

Mapcode National: GBR NQPP.7L

Mapcode Global: WHD9Y.XT1K

Entry Name: Holgate Windmill

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1256229

English Heritage Legacy ID: 465125

Location: York, YO26

County: York

Electoral Ward/Division: Holgate

Built-Up Area: York

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: York St Paul

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


1112-1/1/1186 Holgate Windmill


Wind-powered corn mill, now disused. Built between 1770 and
1792 on a site occupied by windmills since the C15; repaired
as a landmark in 1939 after milling ceased. Brick, painted
with bitumen. Cap covered with painted steel plates.
PLAN: circular
EXTERIOR: 5 storeys high, battered up to the level of the 3rd
stage. At ground-floor level there are doorways with segmental
arches on the west and east sides, the western doorway now
blocked internally. Most of the windows have segmental heads.
To the left of each doorway there is a blocked ground-floor
window. The upper storeys have 6 staggered windows. The
brickwork is corbelled below the round cap, which has a ball
finial. The mill was unusual in having 5 sails, but these were
removed following gale damage in 1930 and only the wooden
stocks remain. The fantail was also removed, but projecting
main timbers remain.
INTERIOR: recorded by RCHM as having plastered internal walls,
softwood ladders, and 4 upper floors with pine beams and
stop-chamfered joists but with floorboards removed. Also
recorded as having machinery largely intact, with a pair of
millstones of gritstone and a second pair of French Burr
stones, an iron main drive, and stone-nuts with a metal frame
carrying wooden cogs.
This is the last surviving windmill of the many which once
functioned around the City of York.
(RCHME: City of York: London: 1972-: 57).

Listing NGR: SE5841951477

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

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