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Mill Dam at Westwood Mills

A Grade II* Listed Building in Colne Valley, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.6276 / 53°37'39"N

Longitude: -1.8581 / 1°51'29"W

OS Eastings: 409484

OS Northings: 414574

OS Grid: SE094145

Mapcode National: GBR HVGH.JB

Mapcode Global: WHCB6.F2FT

Plus Code: 9C5WJ4HR+2Q

Entry Name: Mill Dam at Westwood Mills

Listing Date: 20 June 2000

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271264

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487128

ID on this website: 101271264

Location: Linthwaite, Kirklees, West Yorkshire, HD7

County: Kirklees

Electoral Ward/Division: Colne Valley

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Golcar St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Mill Dam at Westwood Mills


Dam to mill pond. 1801, enlarged 1824 and 1858. Coursed local gritstone. Retaining wall approximately 3 meters high on east face with sluice gates at north to water wheel and at south to overflow. Triangular in plan, tapering to goit from river at west end; approximately 200meters long and 50 meters wide.
The north side of the mill pond is bounded by the towpath of the Huddersfield Canal, a contemporary structure, and the south side is embanked down to the river Colne. This pond also supplied water to the small mill dam at Lower Mill to the south-east now called Titanic Mill.
HISTORY; recorded as the dam embankment, byewash, pentrough and wheel race in a document of 1801 and enlarged in 1824 when a new 2 storey fulling mill was added. The new work included wheel race, wooden and stone pentroughs, dam embankment, two trunks, sluices and byegoits.

Listing NGR: SE0948414574

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